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Trott, Benjamin

Anne A. Verplanck

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Trott, Benjamin (1770?–27 November 1843), portrait painter in miniature and oil, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His origins and his training as a painter are not known. Trott’s earliest recorded works are the bust-length oil portraits of residents of Nottoway County, Virginia, that he painted with William Lovett in 1793; this collaboration produced the only known oil paintings by Trott. Later that year Trott returned to Boston, where he advertised his drawing school and his miniature painting skills in the ...

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Subjects: Drawing and Pastels ; Painting

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