"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thomas Stone

This 1785 portrait of The Honorable Thomas Stone by Robert Edge Pine hangs in the Museum of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.
"Thomas Stone (1743-1787), one of Maryland's four signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born to a prominent family in Charles County. After studying law in Annapolis, he established his practice in Frederick. When tensions with England developed, he initially wanted to negotiate diplomatically to avoid war. Over time, Stone came to see the necessity of American independence and served in the Maryland Senate from 1779 to 1784. His wife's ill-health began in 1776 and eventually led him to retire from much of public life." -- Maryland Historical Society
A copy of this portrait  hangs in the East Room in Thomas Stone's House in Port Tobacco Maryland.

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