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William Darlington, M.D. (1782-1863)

William Darlington, M.D. (1782-1863)
William Darlington, M.D. (1782-1863)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 9 x 6 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 16.5 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Object Number 
inscription: on back: "Wm. Darlington, M.D. Anno Aetat. 28-9. / Painted by Jacob Eichholtz, Lancaster, Pa. October, 1810"
Gallery Label 
Darlington studied medical botany with Dr. B. S. Barton and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1804. Much of his life was spent in or near Chester County, Pennsylvania, and in 1826 he published "Florula Chestrica," a study of the flora of that county. This profile portrait is among the earliest known works by Eichholtz.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group