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Attribution:
Paul Revere, 1 Jan 1735 - 10 May 1818  Search this
Copy after:
Charles Willson Peale, 15 Apr 1741 - 22 Feb 1827  Search this
Publisher:
Nathaniel Ames  Search this
Sitter:
John Dickinson, 8 Nov 1732 - 14 Feb 1808  Search this
Medium:
Relief cut on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 9.4 × 7.8 cm (3 11/16 × 3 1/16")
Book open: 17.5 × 21 cm (6 7/8 × 8 1/4")
Book closed: 17.5 × 11 cm (6 7/8 × 4 5/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1771
Exhibition Label:
John Dickinson's Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania were published in nineteen of the twenty-three colonial newspapers, and his reasoned case against British taxation made him the first of America's celebrated patriots. The most cautious of men (he would hold back from signing the Declaration of Independence), Dickinson was no rabble-rouser, saying "the cause of liberty is a cause of too much dignity to be sullied by turbulence and tumult."
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Printed Material\Document\Scroll  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory\Wig  Search this
Book  Search this
John Dickinson: Male  Search this
John Dickinson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Dickinson: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Signer of Constitution  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Delaware  Search this
John Dickinson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Delaware  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.79.79
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44123e818-49b7-40f8-b24e-8d1ea6228723
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.79.79