Portrait of John Paca by John Hesselius
John Hesselius, American (1728-1778)
John Paca (1712-1781)
c.1762, Oil on Canvas
Bequest of William Bennett Paca, MSA SC 4680-10-0084
A leading portraitist in the eighteenth century, Hesselius settled in Annapolis in 1763. John Paca of Harford County, Maryland, was the father of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


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