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William Tilghman (1756-1827)

William Tilghman (1756-1827)
William Tilghman (1756-1827)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 21 x 17 in. ( 53.3 x 43.2 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
Object Number 
signature and date: on stretcher: "Jo[n]es pinxt 1841"
Gallery Label 
Tilghman, a distinguished jurist, was born in Talbot County, Maryland. He became chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1806 and held that position until his death twenty-one years later. This portrait is one of several copies of an original by Rembrandt Peale. Thomas J. Bryan, the donor, acquired Jones's copy from the sale of the effects of the Peale Museum in 1854.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group