Portrait of Roger Minott Sherman
DescriptionPortrait of Roger Minott Sherman, lawyer and judge.
Roger Minott Sherman (1773-1844) was named for his uncle, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He moved to Fairfield shortly after his marriage to Elizabeth Gould in 1796. A lawyer, Sherman was also active in politics, The church and the temperence and anti-slavery movements.
The portrait was painted in the spring of 1840, shortley after Mr. Sherman had been appointed a judge of the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut.
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Measurement Notes: 91.4 x 73.7 cm.