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William Darlington, MD (1782–1863)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1810
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Medium: Oil on wood panel
Dimensions: Overall: 9 × 6 1/2 in. (22.9 × 16.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Daniel Parish Jr.
Object Number: 1914.3
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Inscribed: Inscribed on verso: "Wm. Darlington, M.D. Anno Aetat. 28-9. / Painted by Jacob Eichholtz, Lancaster, Pa. October, 1810"

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Darlington studied medical botany with Dr. B. S. Barton and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1804. Much of his life was spent in or near Chester County, Pennsylvania, and in 1826 he published "Florula Chestrica," a study of the flora of that county. This profile portrait is among the earliest known works by Eichholtz.