Richard Jr Jennys
Richard Jr Jennys was active/lived in Massachusetts. Richard Jennys is known for portrait-early naive, engraver.
Biography Richard Jr Jennys
Richard Jennys (active 1766 circa 1800) was an itinerant New England portraitist likely related to William Jennys, active circa 1790-1805).
Richard first appears as the author of a mezzotint of the Reverend Jonathan Mayhew of Boston, Massachusetts in 1766. A mature work, slightly inferior to prints by Peter Pelham, it suggests that Richard may have been trained as an engraver; however, no other prints by him have been found.
In 1783, he was in Charleston, South Carolina, after a trip to the West Indies, for he advertised himself there as a painter of portraits and miniatures. He remained in Charleston about a year before moving to Savannah, Georgia, where he lived until about 1790.
He next appeared in New Haven, Connec
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