Portrait of Benjamin Tallmadge
Images of People
oil on canvas
Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
Litchfield Historical Society
83" length x 59" width
Oil on canvas, rectangular, full length portrait of Benjamin Tallmadge seated, and his young son, William Smith Tallmadge standing on his left with his arm resting on his father's left arm. Tallmadge sits with his arm resting on a table covered with green braize. He holds a piece of paper in this hand. He is on a green, red and gold Kidminster carpet in geometric pattern. There is a bookshelf to the left, a green curtain either side. He wears a blue jacket, an embroidered white waist coat, yellow knee breeches, white hose and black shoes with gold buckles.
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