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

Sunday, December 22, 2019

John Temple

The 1765 pastel portrait of Sir John Temple by John Singleton Copley hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.
John Temple (1731 – 17 November 1798) was the first British consul-general to the United States and the only British diplomat to have been born in what later became the United States. He was sometimes known as (but not universally acknowledged to be) Sir John Temple, 8th Baronet. -- Wikipedia

JS Copley pinxit

Martha J. Lamb in her 1883 book Wallstreet in History gives us this portrait of Sir John Temple
“from a rare print.”

Sir John Temple
First Consul-General from Great Britan to the United States after its Independence was Recognized.

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