A highly accomplished miniaturist, Robert Field arrived in Baltimore in 1794. There, he painted for local collectors including Robert Gilmor, an important connoisseur and patron of art. Field moved to Philadelphia, and supported himself making small-scale copies of Gilbert Stuart's portraits of George Washington. After living in Washington and Boston, Field moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in 1816 moved to Jamaica, where he died of yellow fever three years later.
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