Benjamin Blyth

1746 - 1787

Benjamin Blyth was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1746 and was one of the best known and most successful portraitists on the North Shore from the mid-1760s through the early 1780s. While Blyth sometimes worked in oil, his preferred medium was pastel. He found a ready clientele amongst wealthy shipowners and merchants throughout the region and here on Cape Ann.

Selected works by Benjamin Blyth

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