Robert Field (painter)

Robert Field (1769–1819) was a painter who was born in London, England, and died in Kingston, Jamaica. According to art historian Daphne Foskett, author of A Dictionary of British Miniature Painters (1972), Field was "one of the best American miniaturists of his time." During Field's era in Nova Scotia at the introduction of the nineteenth century, he was the most professionally trained painter in present-day Canada. He worked in the welcome neo-classic portrait style of Henry Raeburn and Gilbert Stuart. His most famous works are two groups of miniatures of George Washington, commissioned by his wife Martha Washington. (Field's miniatures of both are in the Yale University Art Gallery long-lasting collection.)

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