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Creator Name: Smibert, John
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1688-1751 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: John Smibert
Title: Richard Bill
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1733
Creation End Date: 1733
Creation Date: 1733
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 127.6 x 102.2 cm (50 1/4 x 48 1/4 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1944.28
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection
Context: Just as the majority of American colonial Baroque paintings were based on English models, John Smibert's portraits are indebted to the work of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646/49-1723). Forthright likenesses, these pictures contain informative details, such as ships, letters, and other symbols that place the subject in a social context. Richard Bill was a prosperous merchant.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1944.28
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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