Portrait of William Franklin, ca. 1790
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Mather Brown (Attributed)
Oil on canvas; H. 30 in. (76.2 cm), W. 25 in. (63.5 cm)
David A Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles (Woodbury, Connecticut)
This portrait of William Franklin could be said to be the portrait of one American Loyalist by another. William Franklin returned to England rather than accept the government of the new United States. Mather Brown never returned to the new United States after having gone to England to study with Benjamin West.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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