ABOUT JOHN COLES, SR.

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John Coles, Sr.

1749-1809

John Coles, Sr. (c.1749-1809). Coles was a heraldic painter in Boston. In Gross & Wallace's “Dictionary of Artists in America,” Coles is noted as having worked with John Norman during the 1780’s. Coles was first listed in the Boston Directory as a publisher and painter in 1782. In that year it is noted that he published John Norman's engraved portraits of George and Martha Washington.

WORKS BY COLES, SR. JOHN