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The Peale Family
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 23 x 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. ( 58.4 x 31.4 x 23.5 cm )
The son of a German immigrant grocer of New York, John Wakefield Francis graduated from Columbia College in 1809 and went on to distinguish himself as a doctor, teacher, and author. He was librarian of The New-York Historical Society from 1812 tp 1818 and its corresponding secretary in 1817-18. This portrait was a gift to the Society from his son.
Gift of Dr. Samuel Ward Francis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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