Painting (visual work)
Half length portrait of Henry Marchant (1741-1796). Subject faces to left; dressed in white blouse with flared cuffs, pink jacket showing three buttons, and a gold-trimmed vest; holds right hand over his chest. Subject was Attorney General of RI from 1770-1777. In 1766 he wrote the deed conveying the Liberty Tree in Newport, RI to William Ellery and others. He was also delegate to the Continental Congress 1777-1779. Judge of the District Court of the US from Rhode Island until his death. This painting is probably a copy of the portrait by Copley belonging to Frank E. Marchant.
Credit LineGift of M. Marchant Little
Object Typepaintings (visual works)
Related People & OrganizationsCopley, John Singleton (associated)
Little, M. Marchant (associated)
Marchant, Frank (associated)
Marchant, Henry (associated)