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Benjamin Nicholson (1747-1792)

Benjamin Nicholson (1747-1792)
Title
Benjamin Nicholson (1747-1792)
Date 
1772
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 29 5/8 x 24 3/4 in. ( 75.2 x 62.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number 
1957.98
Marks 
inscription: on back: "Judge Benjamin Nicholson / the property of his great-granddaughter / Henrietta D. Rodgers"
Gallery Label 
The subject, a native of Kent County, Maryland, served as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army. He had studied law and become a member of the Baltimore bar prior to the Revolution, and in 1791 was appointed chief justice of Baltimore.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group