John Tayloe II
Original Author: J. E. H. Post, photographer
Created: 1908 photograph of earlier portrait
Medium: Photographic print of an oil portrait
Publisher: Virginia Historical Society

John Tayloe II

This 1908 photographic print shows an earlier oil portrait of John Tayloe II, a wealthy Virginia planter and member of the governor's Council. In the mid-eighteenth century Tayloe built a grand Georgian mansion that he called Mount Airy on the family plantation along the Rappahannock River in Richmond County.