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Portrait of William Duguid  1773

by Prince Demah Barnes

William Duguid, a Scottish immigrant textile importer based in Boston, is the subject of this engaging portrait. In 1773 he sat for artist Prince Demah Barnes, an enslaved African owned by merchant Henry Barnes. Impressed with his talent, Barnes took Prince to London in 1771, where he studied briefly with Robert Edge Pine. Prince’s story is extraordinary—he is the only kno...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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