JOHN BREWSTER, JR. (1766-1854)

Portrait of a Gentleman with Brown Hair
Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire or Maine, circa 1810-1815
Oil on canvas, height 33 inches, width 28 inches, in a period gilt frame

This is a classic portrait by the acclaimed deaf and mute folk painter, John Brewster, Jr. In its facial modeling and background color it is related to Brewster’s portrait of Moses Quinby of Stroudwater, Maine painted about 1810-1815 illustrated in Paul S. D’Ambrosio, The World of John Brewster, Jr. (Cooperstown, New York, 2006), p. 44, pl. 32.

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