The portrait's sitter is John French III, at the age of 25. Benjamin Greenleaf was commissioned to paint portraits of General John French I, his wife Hannah Wales French, and their seven children, among whom was John French III. General John I was the great-great-grandfather of Mary French Rockefeller. Six of the seven sibling portraits remain in the collection today.

Greenleaf was a native of Haverhill, Massachusetts who attended the nearby Dartmouth College until 1813.


  • Title: Portrait of John French
  • Creator: Benjamin Greenleaf
  • Date Created: 1812
  • Physical Dimensions: 56.5 x 72.0 cm (in frame)
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Catalog Number: MABI 2534

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