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William Dunlap (1766–1839)

Dunlap, William. An American dramatist and painter; born at Perth Amboy, NJ, Feb. 19, 1766; died at New York, Sept. 28, 1839. He painted George Washington’s portrait, still authentically existent, and for five years (1784–89) worked under West in London. Returning, he wrote several successful plays, including: ‘The Father’ (1789), a comedy; ‘Leicester’ (1794), a tragedy; ‘Andrè’ (1798), a tragedy. He also published: ‘Life of George Frederick Cooke’ (1813); ‘Life of Charles Brockden Brown’ (1815); ‘History of the American Theatre’ (1832); ‘History; of the Rise and Progress of the Art of Design in the United States’ (1834); and similar works. He was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design.