From AskART archives (for a discussion of his birth place please consult the text by Overby and Jennings, below):
Itinerant portrait and historical painter, believed to have been born in England, who traveled through the South of the U.S. His political portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette and Franklin were displayed in 1826 at the state legislative hall in New Orleans. He is known to have been in London, England, in 1828, where he painted a portrait of John James Audubon. Subsequently, he and Audubon traveled together to Paris and Versailles.
Parker was back in New Orleans by 1832, then in 1838, and 1845 to 1848. He also worked in Columbus, Georgia in 1838, Mobile, Alabam
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