Portrait of Colonel John Nixon, after Gilbert StuartMade in United States, North and Central America
Edward Greene Malbone, American, 1777 - 1807
Watercolor on ivory
Currently not on view
F1920-1-1Bequest of Elizabeth Ellen Keating, 1920
LabelColonel Nixon was a Revolutionary patriot and a prominent Philadelphia merchant and financier. He is said to have been the first public proclaimer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.