Edward King (1795-1836)

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Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in. ( 61.3 x 51.1 cm )
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Edward King spent the first years of his life in England where his father, Rufus King (1755-1827), was the minister to the Court of St. James's. This portrait of him as a child was painted in London, while Trumbull was there as part of the Jay Treaty commission. The artist was a friend of Edward's father. This portrait came to the Society as part of the bequest of Edward's great-grandson, also named Rufus King.
Sizer, Theodore, The Works of Colonel John Trumbull: Artist of the American Revolution, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967, p. 46 Catalogue of American Portraits in The New-York Historical Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, Vol. 1, 1974, p. 112.
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Bequest of Rufus King
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Creative: Tronvig Group