William Anne Keppel
Original Author: Attributed to Charles Philips
Created: Eighteenth century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: Library of Virginia

William Anne Keppel, Second Earl of Albemarle

William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle, is draped in a crimson and gold cloak in this contemporary portrait attributed to the English artist Charles Philips. Keppel served as governor of Virginia from 1737 until his death in 1754, though he never actually went to America; in his absence, lieutenant governors administered the government in Williamsburg.