Sir William had his portrait painted by an artist other than Reynolds when Sir William traveled to Italy in 1729 and 1730. In Italy Sir William bought art – mainly Canalettos. In 1731 he married Lady Lucy Wharton but seven years later they divorced. In 1741 Anna Bury became his wife. Reynolds paints Sir William wearing a brownish silk tunic and grey cloak with a red velvet hat lined in fur.