Ralph Earl

1751-1801 America-Portraitist Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Earl Ralph was born in Massachusetts. He was a self-taught portraitist but is renowned for sketching four scenes of the Battle of Lexington. Earl travelled to England in 1778 and studied under Benjamin West. The Royal Academy exhibited his portraits in 1783. He had left a family behind in New England; however, he married again in England without a divorce. He returned to America in 1785 where he continued with portraiture until his health failed due to alcoholism. Earl died in Bolton in 1801. His Brother James, his son Ralph and nephew Auguste Earle were also artists.

 

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Gentleman
with a Gun

A Gentleman with a Gun and Two Dogs

A Master
in Chancery

A Master in Chancery Entering the House of Lords

Ann
Whiteside

Ann Whiteside Earl

Baron von
Steuben

Baron von Steuben

Benjamin
S Judah

Benjamin S Judah

Captain
Elijah Dewey

Captain Elijah Dewey

Captian
John Pratt

Captian John Pratt Middletown Connecticut

Clarissa
Seymour

Clarissa Seymour

Colonel
Tallmadge

Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge and son William Tallmadge

Colonel
G Onslow

Colonel George Onslow

Colonel
S Talcott

Colonel Samuel Talcott

Colonel
William Floyd

Colonel William Floyd

Colonel
William Taylor

Colonel William Taylor

Daniel
Boardman

Daniel Boardman

David
Baldwin

David Baldwin

Dr Joseph
Trumbull

Dr Joseph Trumbull

Dr Mason Fitch
Cogswell

Dr Mason Fitch Cogswell

Elijah
Boardman

Elijah Boardman

Esther
Boardman

Esther Boardman

New Milford
Green

Houses Fronting New Milford Green

Hulda
Bradley

Hulda Bradley

Jared
Lane

Jared Lane

John
Phelps

John Phelps

Lucy
Bradley

Lucy Bradley

Lady Williams
and Child

Lady Williams and Child


The Ruggles
Homestead

Landscape of the Ruggles Homestead

Mariann
Wolcott

Mariann Wolcott

Marinus
Willett

Marinus Willett

Martha
Tennent Rogers

Martha Tennent Rogers and Her Son

Mary Ann
Carpenter

Mary Ann Carpenter

Mrs Adam
Babcock

Mrs Adam Babcock

Mrs Alexander
Hamilton

Mrs Alexander Hamilton