Thomas Smith (American painter)

Thomas Smith was an artist, sailor and slave trader in colonial New England. Smith is best known for the self-portrait that he painted c. 1680, which according to the Worcester Art Museum, is "the forlorn seventeenth-century New England portrait by an identified artiste and the antediluvian extant American self-portrait." Smith was after that a prominent Boston merchant and slave trader who engaged in the enslavement of Native Americans during King Philip's War.

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