Capt. William McLellan Jr., ca. 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


William McLellan Jr. (1776-1844) was one of the captains who commanded the brig Boxer during her time in mercantile service, and after her capture by the U.S.S. Enterprise near Portland in September 1813. The Boxer originally was a British vessel.

John Brewster Jr., who painted the portrait and who was deaf, grew up in Hampton, Connecticut. He moved to Maine in 1795 and worked as a portrait painter throughout New England.

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About This Item

  • Title: Capt. William McLellan Jr., ca. 1800
  • Creator: Brewster Jr., John
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil
  • Local Code: A86-925
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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