Artist John Hesselius, American, 1728-1778
  • Thomas Chamberlaine
Date between 1772 and 1775
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 29 3/8 × 24 3/8 inches (74.6 × 61.9 cm)
Framed: 34 × 28 3/4 × 2 inches (86.4 × 73 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.
Accession Number 44.140
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W272, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Label, on back of frame: Dr. J.E.M. Chamberlaine, Easton, Maryland
until 1786, the sitter, Thomas Chamberlaine;
Samuel Chamberlaine;
his son, Samuel Chamberlaine, Jr.;
his son, Dr. James E. Muse Chamberlaine;
his daughter, Elizabeth Bullock Hayward;
her son, J. Chamberlaine Hayward.
M. Knoedler Co. (New York, New York, USA)
1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Burroughs, Clyde H. "Thomas Chamberlaine by Hohn Hesselius." Bulletin of the DIA 24, 2 (April 1944): pp. 22-23. [Incorrectly identified here as the elder Thomas Chamberlaine (1731-1764), father of the sitter.]

J. Hall Pleasants Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1958, no. 11.

Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume 1: Works by Artists Born Before 1816. New York, 1991, pp. 126-127, no. 54 (ill.).