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James Earl

 (1761 - 1796)
James Earl was active/lived in South Carolina, Massachusetts.  James Earl is known for portrait-child, miniature.

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James Earl


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The brother of artist Ralph Earl, James Earl came to England before 1787, having followed a band of loyalists, former American Colonists who fled to London after the American Revolution.

It is thought he was a student of Benjamin West. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and was a well-known Loyalist in London. He returned to America and died of yellow fever in Charleston, South Carolina in 1796. In that city, he had painted a number of portraits and his intention of settling there for a long period was cut short by his death at age 35.


Sources include:
Christie's East, American Paintings and Sculpture catalogue, 10/03/2001
Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"


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About  James Earl

Born:  1761 - Leicester (Paxton), Massachusetts
Died:   1796 - Charleston, South Carolina
Known for:  portrait-child, miniature