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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Robert Dinwiddie (1693-1770), Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia

Colonial official; collector of customs, Bermuda, 1727, and surveyor general of customs in southern American ports; governor of Virginia, 1751-7; suffered a stroke c.1751; retired to Bristol, 1757. [1]

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1) Virginia Historical Portraiture 1585-1830, ed. A. W. Weddell, Virginia, 1930.

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Brock (ed.) 1873-4
The Official Records of Robert Dinwiddie, I and II, ed. R. A. Brock, Virginia Historical Society, NS vols 3-4, 1873-4.

Weddell (ed.) 1930
Virginia Historical Portraiture 1585-1830, ed. A. W. Weddell, Virginia, 1930.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.