Friday, March 9, 2012

Samuel Bradford (1776-1837)

Original by Rembrandt Peale. Samuel Fisher Bradford was the great great grandson of William Bradford who came to America with William Penn. He introduced printing to the Middle Colonies with the publication of the New York Gazette, the first newspaper published in the Middle Colonies. He also had a large book selling business on the west side of 3rd street below Market Street in Philadelphia until 1816. This white trash painting was done in January of 2012. Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia. Sold.

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