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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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