Jefferson, Thomas Portrait by Mather Brown Fine Art Print

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A Museum Quality Print of the Thomas Jefferson Portrait by Mather Brown for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in the year 1786 in London, England, making this the earliest known portrait of Thomas Jefferson. Mather Brown went to England to study art and became one of the prize pupils of American Artist, Benjamin West. A lot of promising art students studied under West but most moved back to the United States, Brown stayed in England for the entirety of his career. John Adams, the 2nd President of the United States, was a patron of this artist. While Thomas Jefferson was in tenure as the American Minister to France, John Adams talked Thomas Jefferson into setting for this portrait by the promising artist. A thoughtful Jefferson is shown with a statue of the Goddess of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson paid the artist 10 pounds or 25.00 for his portrait and paid another 6 Guineas for a copy to present to Mr. Adams, showing the strong friendship between the two men, who later turned out to be our 2nd and 3rd Presidents. This painting is the copy that was given to John Adams, Jefferson apparently left his original portrait in France and it has been lost to History.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium fine art print made from the Thomas Jefferson Portrait by Mather Brown.

Inventory #61 - Portraits of Famous People

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