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Capt. William McLellan Sr. (ca. 1735-1815) was owner and master of the sloop "Centurian," one of the ships destroyed by the British during the Penobscot expedition in 1779. After the war, McLellan was a leading Portland merchant.
John Brewster, who painted the portrait, was born deaf. He trained as a painter and traveled the New England coast as an itinterant artist between 1796 and 1833.
He eventually settled in Buxton.
About This Item
- Title: William McLellan Sr., Portland, ca.1800
- Creator: Brewster, John
- Creation Date: circa 1800
- Subject Date: circa 1800
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on canvas
- Dimensions: 99 cm x 81 cm
- Local Code: A86-758
- Object Type: Image
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