Ralph Earl

1751- 1801 Ralph Earl Galleries Ralph Earl was born in either Shrewsbury or Leicester, Massachusetts. By 1774, he was working in New Haven, Connecticut as a portrait painter. In the autumn of 1774, Earl returned to Leicester, Massachusetts to marry his cousin, Sarah Gates. A few months later, their daughter was born; however, Earl left them both with Sarah's parents and returned to New Haven. Like so many of the colonial craftsmen, Earl was self-taught, and for many years was an itinerant painter. In 1775, Earl visited Lexington and Concord, which were the sites of recent battles in the American Revolution. Together with engraver Amos Doolittle, he painted four of his most famous pictures, all battle scenes. Although his father was a colonel in the Revolutionary army, Ralph Earl himself was a Loyalist. In 1778, he left behind his wife and daughter and escaped to England by disguising himself as the servant of British army captain John Money.

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Ralph Earl Portrait of Robert Sherman oil painting


Portrait of Robert Sherman
Painting ID::  4008
Artist: Ralph Earl
Painting: Portrait of Robert Sherman
Introduction: 1775 64 5/8 x 49 5/8 in Yale University Art Gallery
   
   
     

Ralph Earl Portrait of a Man with a Gun oil painting


Portrait of a Man with a Gun
Painting ID::  4009
Artist: Ralph Earl
Painting: Portrait of a Man with a Gun
Introduction: 1784 86 7/8 x 57 7/16 in Worcester Art Museum, MA
   
   
     

Ralph Earl Looking East from Denny Hill oil painting


Looking East from Denny Hill
Painting ID::  4010
Artist: Ralph Earl
Painting: Looking East from Denny Hill
Introduction: 1800 45 3/4 x 79 3/8 in Worcester Art Museum, MA
   
   
     

Ralph Earl Mary Ann Carpenter oil painting


Mary Ann Carpenter
Painting ID::  4011
Artist: Ralph Earl
Painting: Mary Ann Carpenter
Introduction: 1779 47 3/4 x 35 3/8 in Worcester Art Museum, MA
   
   
     

Ralph Earl Mrs Benjamin Tallmadge oil painting


Mrs Benjamin Tallmadge
Painting ID::  4012
Artist: Ralph Earl
Painting: Mrs Benjamin Tallmadge
Introduction: Litchfield Historical Society
   
   
     

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     1751- 1801 Ralph Earl Galleries Ralph Earl was born in either Shrewsbury or Leicester, Massachusetts. By 1774, he was working in New Haven, Connecticut as a portrait painter. In the autumn of 1774, Earl returned to Leicester, Massachusetts to marry his cousin, Sarah Gates. A few months later, their daughter was born; however, Earl left them both with Sarah's parents and returned to New Haven. Like so many of the colonial craftsmen, Earl was self-taught, and for many years was an itinerant painter. In 1775, Earl visited Lexington and Concord, which were the sites of recent battles in the American Revolution. Together with engraver Amos Doolittle, he painted four of his most famous pictures, all battle scenes. Although his father was a colonel in the Revolutionary army, Ralph Earl himself was a Loyalist. In 1778, he left behind his wife and daughter and escaped to England by disguising himself as the servant of British army captain John Money.