John Custis IV, attributed to John Hesselius

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Title

John Custis IV, attributed to John Hesselius

Subject

Martha Washington's early life

Description

John Custis was the very wealthy father of Martha Washington’s first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. Custis became a widower after his wife Frances died in 1714. Although initially opposed to his son’s intended marriage, Custis met with Martha and came away convinced of her charm and character. In giving his blessing to the match, he secured the couple’s financial future.

Creator

John Hesselius

Format

oil on canvas

Language

eng

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Rights Holder

Tudor Place Foundation

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Original Format

painting

Collection

How to Cite this Item

John Hesselius, "John Custis IV, attributed to John Hesselius," in Martha Washington, Item #89, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/89 (accessed March 26, 2017).