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James Sharples (1751?-1811)

Artist associated with 3 portraits
James Sharples was born in Lancashire and trained as a portrait painter. He moved to New York in 1793 where his subjects included George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Sharples was married to Ellen Sharples, also a portrait painter.

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George Washington

by Ellen Sharples, after James Sharples
pastel, (1796-1797)
NPG 2903

174

George Washington

by Ellen Sharples, after James Sharples
pastel, (1796-1797)
NPG 174

175

Joseph Priestley

by Ellen Sharples, probably after James Sharples
pastel, circa 1797
NPG 175