Joseph Read (ca. 1732-1814)
Colored wax on glass
Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. ( 8.9 x 4.4 x 1.3 x 11.7 cm )
The subject was brought to this country in 1732 as a very small child, arriving in Philadelphia where he ultimately studied law and was admitted to the bar as a sergeant-at-law. He subsequently moved to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey, where he served for many years as a judge.
Gift of Mrs. Julia Stuyvesant Winterhoff, Mrs. Helen Stuyvesant (Dudley) Braman, Miss Laura Fellows Dudley, and Miss Fannie Graham Dudley
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