John Murray, Fourth Earl of Dunmore
Oil portrait of John Murray, Fourth Earl of Dunmore, last royal Governor of Virginia. The portrait, oil on canvas, was painted by Charles X. Harris as a copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds' 1765 portrait of Dunsmore.
The original painted by Reynolds is in the collections of the National Galleries of Scotland. The copy by Harris is in the collections of the Virginia Historical Society.
Harris, Charles X. John Murray, Fourth Earl of Dunmore, 1929, oil on canvas. [after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1765]
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