Cephas Thompson (1775-1856). Oil on canvas portrait of William Thompson. The nameplate reads: “William Thompson, February 15, 1748-March 14, 1816. Son of Caleb J Thompson and Abigail Crossman, Captain in Revolutionary War, Fought at Bunker Hill. Painted by Cephas Thompson, 1775-1856.” Two scraps of fabric are affixed to the verso. The first has the artist’s name, possibly his signature. The second reads “William Thompson. Son of Caleb T. and Abigail Crossman. Captain in the Revolutionary War. Fought at Bunker Hill. Very prominent in affairs of Middleboro, Mass.”
Provenance: Directly from artist; descended through family.
Artist: Cephas Thompson, American, 1775-1856.
Dimensions: Unframed; height: 26 1/2 in x width: 21 3/4 in. Framed; height: 36 1/4 in x width: 31 1/4 in.
Condition: Good condition.
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