Robert Edge Pine(1730-1788), Painter
Artist associated with 73 portraits
Robert Edge Pine was a portrait and historical painter He was the son of John Pine, the engraver, and was probably his pupil. Pine exhibited at the Society of Artists from 1760 to 1771, and at the Free Society of Artists from 1761 to 1763. During the 1760s, he was one of the leading portrait painters in London; his sitters included George II, the Duke of Northumberland and David Garrick. In around 1784, Pine moved to America and settled in Philadelphia, where he devoted himself to portraiture. He built a flourishing portrait practice, with George Washington his most eminent American sitter.