Hors du Monde, the home of Colonel Skipwith, Cumberland County, Virginia
Watercolor on paper of "Hors du Monde, the home of Colonel Skipwith, Cumberland County, Virginia", June 14, 1796, from the Latrobe Sketchbooks, by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. In June 1796, Latrobe stayed at the home of Colonel Henry Skipwith (1751-1815), "Hors du Monde" for a brief time. To the east of the home was the Appomattox River. Skipwith served with the Virginia militia during the American Revolution. In 1773, he married Anne Wayles Skipwith (1750-1798) and became the brother-in-law of Thomas Jefferson. Skipwith lived on the lands he inherited from his deceased father-in-law until Anne passed away following a long illness. The colonel later remarried and moved to Williamsburg, Virginia.