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Francis Hopkinson


Self-portrait of Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) after an earlier portrait of the sitter by Robert Edge Pine (1730-1788). Hopkinson is pictured as a man with ash brown hair seated with his back to the picture plane, but with his face turned toward the viewer as if lost in thought. He holds a quill in his right hand. He wears a black coat over a white shirt. The sky can be seen in the background on the right side of the composition.


circa late 18th century

Contributor(s) Notes

This portrait is a copy by the sitter of an earlier painting by Robert Edge Pine.


Pastel on paper

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Hopkinson was a lifelong Philadelphian, delegate to the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and an elected judge. The donor Mrs. Redwood was from a longtime Pennsylvania family.

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The Redwood Collection, Gift of Mrs. Francis Tazewell Redwood

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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