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Sir William Pepperrell

Artist:
Engraved and published by Peter Pelham (American (born England), London 1697–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)
Artist:
After John Smibert (American, Edinburgh, Scotland 1688–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)
Publisher:
Sold by J. Buck (Boston, Massachusetts)
Sitter:
Sir William Pepperrell, 1st Baronet (American, KIttery, Maine 1696–1759 Kittery, Maine)
Date:
1747
Medium:
Mezzotint
Dimensions:
image: 11 3/16 x 9 3/4 in. (28.4 x 24.8 cm) plate (trimmed at top): 13 13/16 x 9 7/8 in. (35.1 x 25.1 cm) sheet: 13 15/16 x 10 1/16 in. (35.4 x 25.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles Allen Munn, 1924
Accession Number:
24.90.15
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "J. Smibert Pinx:/ Sold by J: Buck in Queen street Boston/ P. Pelham fecit et ex: 1747"

Inscription: in plate below image: "Sir William Pepperrell Bar-t., Colonel of one of his Majesty's REgiments of Foot, who was Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of the American Forces Employ'd in the Expedition against the Istland of Cape Breton which was happily Reduced to the Obedience of his Britanick Majesty June the 17, 1745"
S. M. Miller (American or British, active 1912); Charles Allen Munn (American, 1859-1924), purchased 1912 from the preceding, with 24.90.21; Donor: Charles Allen Munn
Stauffer 2471
David McNeeley Stauffer, Mantle Fielding, Thomas Hovey Gage American Engravers upon Copper and Steel. 1994, vol. II, p. 408, no. 2471.



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