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John Brewster, Jr., who was unable to speak or hear, was the son of a prominent doctor in Hampton, Connecticut. He was well educated and from an early age was encouraged to pursue his artistic talent. He was trained by local artists and soon had many clients eager for his portraits. During a...

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The artist; private collection, Connecticut; with Harry Stone, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R. I., 1944; to MFA, 1945, gift of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

about 1810


63.5 x 53.34 cm (25 x 21 in.)

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Oil on canvas