This Print of the Penn Family is with Permission dedicated to John Penn Esq.r by his obliged & humble Serv.t C. Turner.
London, Published Dec,r 25. 1819, by C. Turner, No. 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 630 x 435mm (24¾ x 17"). Unexamined out of frame.
A group family portrait. Juliana Penn can be seen standing against a plinth, propping a young boy, Granville, against a large urn, with another little boy, John, to whom the print is dedicated, standing in front, holding up a bunch of grapes to his brother. To the left, Louisa Penn is reaching down more grapes from the vine, twined around a tree beside her. John Penn (1760 - 1834) was the grandson of the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, William Penn (1644 - 1718). John was the son of Juliana, featured in the portrait, and Thomas Penn, who inherited the position of Proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania for the Crown of England in 1718 on the death of his father William. When Thomas died in 1775, John Penn inherited three-quarters of the proprietorship of Pennsylvania. He and his cousin, also named John Penn (John Penn the Governor), later lost the proprietorship as a result of the American Revolution. Penn lived in Philadelphia for five years after the Revolution and returned to Great Britain in 1789. He was later appointed as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, governor of the Isle of Portland, and served as a Member of Parliament (1802-1805).
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