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Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777–1842) by William Oakley Burgess, pubd 1843 (after George Henry Harlow) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Porter, Sir Robert Ker [pseud. Reynold Steinkirk] (1777–1842), painter, writer, and diplomat, was born in Durham on 26 April 1777, one of the five children of William Porter (1735–1779), who was buried at St Oswald's, Durham, in 1779 after twenty-three years' service as surgeon to the ...


Trumbull, John (1756–1843), painter and diplomat, was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, America, on 6 June 1756. He was the youngest of the six children of Jonathan Trumbull (1710–1785), a shipowner and later governor of Connecticut (1769–84), and his wife, Faith Robinson (1718–1780), daughter of ...