Mather Brown

1761-1831 America-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Mather Brown was born in Boston. He was a descendant of Cotton Mather the New England Puritan Minister famous for the Salem witch trials. He was tutored by the portraitist Gilbert Stuart when he was a boy of twelve and later trained under Benjamin West in London before becoming a student at the Royal Academy. West had a lasting influence on his works.
He set up studio in 1784 and went through a period of relative success painting portraits of nobility. He became portrait painter to the Duke of York and the Prince of Wales. After a few years he turned to religious and history painting which initiated a lengthy downturn in his fortunes. It is said he unfortunately died a poor man in London.

 

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Sir Richard
Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright

Thomas
Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

George
Eliott

General George Eliott

George A
Eliott-

George Augustus Eliott-Baron Heathfield

George
Fermor-

George Fermor-Third Earl of Pomfret

Henry
Angelo

Henry Angelo

John
Adams

John Adams

Lady with
a Dog

Lady with a Dog

Young Man
Sketching

Young Man Sketching

Major John
Norton

Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen

Charles
Park

Master Charles William Park

A Young
Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman

Lord Cornwallis
Receiving-

Lord Cornwallis Receiving the Sons of Tipu as Hostages

Battle of
the Nile

Battle of the Nile

george
miller bligh

george miller bligh

lord howe on deck of
hms queen charlotte

lord howe on the deck of hms queen charlotte