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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
This pastel portrait of John Adams was painted by Benjamin Blyth of Salem. This and Blyth's companion portrait of Abigail Adams are the earliest known likenesses of the couple. It was painted shortly after the Adams' marriage when Blyth was just 20 years old.