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 Joseph Blackburn



Joseph Blackburn        

(b c. 1730; d after 1778).

English painter, active in the American colonies. He first appeared in Bermuda in August 1752, and in a matter of months he painted many of the islandís leading families. Approximately 25 of these portraits (e.g. Mrs John Harvey, Paget, Bermuda, priv. col.) survive; these demonstrate considerable skill in the painting of lace and other details of dress. Because of these abilities, it is thought he probably began his career in one of the larger studios in London as a drapery specialist.



Abigail Chesebrough (Mrs. Alexander Grant)



Elizabeth and James Bowdoin III.



Elizabeth Browne Rogers



Lt. Colonel Thomas Dowdeswell



Mrs. Samuel Cutts



Mary Sylvester



Mrs. David Chesebrough



Samuel Cutts



Mrs. John Erving Jr. (Maria Catherine Shirley)



Portrait of a Woman



Portrait of Ann Saltonstall



Portrait of Ann Saltonstall


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