Benjamin Nicholson (1747-1792)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 29 5/8 x 24 3/4 in. ( 75.2 x 62.9 cm )
inscription: on back: "Judge Benjamin Nicholson / the property of his great-granddaughter / Henrietta D. Rodgers"
The subject, a native of Kent County, Maryland, served as a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army. He had studied law and become a member of the Baltimore bar prior to the Revolution, and in 1791 was appointed chief justice of Baltimore.
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
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