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JOHN BREWSTER, JR. (1766-1854)*

PORTRAIT OF A MAN IN A FROCK COAT WITH GOLD BUTTONS, 1825

oil on canvas, inscribed on the stretcher, John Brewster Jr. pinxt, April the 24th 1825, 30½ x 24½in.
Provenance
Sotheby's New York, January 27, 1990, Lot 1300c

Lot Essay

Born in Hampton, Connecticut, John Brewster, Jr. learned his craft despite his condition as a deaf mute. He traveled throughout New England for most of his life and successfully supported himself as a portrait and miniature painter. Brewsters' penciled signature and the date is recognizable on most stretchers of his canvases.

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