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Ellen Sharples

(1769-1849), Artist

Artist associated with 4 portraits
Ellen Sharples was a painter who specialised in portraits and miniatures. After having been a student of painter James Sharples and subsequently marrying him in 1787, the couple emigrated to the United States. Living in Washington DC, the Sharples established a successful portraiture practice, with James painting the portraits of American leaders and Ellen copying them on commission. Ellen Sharples also produced original portraits in pastel and watercolour and miniatures on ivory.

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George Washington, by Ellen Sharples, after  James Sharples - NPG 2903

George Washington

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

George Washington, by Ellen Sharples, after  James Sharples - NPG 174

George Washington

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

Joseph Priestley, by Ellen Sharples, probably after  James Sharples - NPG 175

Joseph Priestley

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

Joseph Priestley, by Ellen Sharples - NPG 2904

Joseph Priestley

by Ellen Sharples
pastel, circa 1797
NPG 2904

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