Arthur Davis. (1712-1787). "Thomas Penn Esq. [one of the] Proprietors of Pennsylvania 1751".
London: publisher unknown, 1751. Mezzotint engraving by David Martin. Margins top and sides trimmed to image. Words "one of the" in old manuscript ink added to title. Old tape on verso. Scarce. Else very good condition. A/A
This bust portrait print of Thomas Penn (1702-1775) is taken from a large full figure painting of Penn by Arthur Davis. The painting and its companion portrait of his wife Juliana is in the collection of Philadelphia Museum of Art. Penn is depicted standing in a door way and behind him is an open window with a vast view of the Pennsylvania countryside. Thomas Penn was the son of William Penn the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania. Upon his father's death in 1718, Thomas along with his two brothers, inherited the position of Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania. Thomas continued as a Proprietor until his death in 1775.