Felix Thomas Sharples
(1786 - 1844)
Felix Thomas Sharples was active/lived in Virginia, North Carolina / England. Felix Sharples is known for pastel portrait painting.
Biography Felix Thomas Sharples
The son and student of James Sharples and James' third wife, Ellen Wallace Sharples, Felix Sharples left for America from England in 1794 with his parents, a brother and sister. It is thought that James Sharples believed that in America it would be possible to make a good living by painting portraits of the leading American figures of the time. The sea voyage did not go as planned because their ship, according to Ellen Sharples' diaries, was captured by a French privateer and James and the family were taken to Brest where they were kept prisoners for seven months.
The following year they were eventually released and continued on with their voyage to America, and eventually arrived in New York. James
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