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EARL, Ralph (1751 - 1801), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
EARL, Ralph (1751 - 1801), Painter

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American, 18th century, male.

Born 11 May 1751, in Leicester or Shrewsbury (Massachusetts); died 16 August 1801, in Bolton (Connecticut).

Painter. History painting, figures, portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Ralph Earl was a self-taught painter who started life as a shoe repairer and ended it as a judge of the Supreme Court of Connecticut. One of his most remarkable portraits, Roger Sherman, was painted between

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