Robert Coleman was born in Ireland and immigrated to Philadelphia in 1764. He served in the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1783 and was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention of 1790. Eichholtz is known to have painted at least four portraits of Coleman ca. 1812 and ca. 1815. There is another version of the Society's portrait of ca. 1815, which belongs to National Gallery of Art in Washington. It is not known which of these two is the original.
Gift of Edward Coleman Delafield
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