Francis Bicknell Carpenter
Francis Bicknell Carpenter (August 6, 1830 – May 23, 1900) was an American painter born in Homer, New York. Carpenter is best known for his painting First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, which is hanging in the United States Capitol. Carpenter resided subsequent to President Lincoln at the White House and in 1866 published his one volume memoir Six Months at the White House afterward Abraham Lincoln. Carpenter was a descendant of the New England Rehoboth Carpenter Family.