Charles Poland of Cumberland (1795-1867) posed for a portrait in about 1825. He is holding a telescope.
Poland married Eunice Harris in 1817. The couple had nine children, four of whom survived to adulthood. In 1865, after Eunice's death, he married Susan Chenery of Falmouth.
The artist is believed to be Joseph Greenleaf Cole (1806-1858)
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