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(active 1740s). American Colonial portrait painter.
Nothing is known of his life until 1741 when he executed a large portrait
group in Boston,
Isaac Royall and his Family
He was active from that time in Newport and Philadelphia until 1750, when his
life is once more veiled in obscurity. There are about fifteen signed
portraits from his hand and about fifty more are reasonably attributed to him.
His works are somewhat lacking in characterization, but their strength and
clarity of design and delicacy of touch five them a high place among
43.8K, 522 x 600
|Portrait of William Bowdoin
Bowdoin College Museum of Art