Sir William Pepperrell portrait, 1907

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Sir William Pepperrell portrait, 1907

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Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery was a merchant, a British officer, and a colonial governor of Massachusetts. He bought and sold African slaves throughout his life and left four slaves to his wife in his will.

This portrait by Joseph B. Kahill, (1882-1952) is after the portrait by John Smibert at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

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  • Title: Sir William Pepperrell portrait, 1907
  • Creator: Kahill, Joseph B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1907
  • Subject Date: circa 1740
  • Town: Kittery
  • County: York
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 112 cm x 89 cm
  • Local Code: A86-996
  • Object Type: Image

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

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