The subscriber, grateful for the liberal encouragement which an indulgent public have conferred on him, in his first essays in PORTRAIT PAINTING, returns his sincere acknowledgements. He takes liberty to observe, That by dint of industrious application, he has so far improved and matured his talents, that he can ensure the most precise and natural likenesses. As a self-taught genius, deriving from nature and industry his knowledge of the Art; and having experienced many insuperable obstacles in the pursuit of his studies, it is highly gratifying to him to make assurances of his ability to execute all commands, with an effect, and in a style which must give satisfaction. He therefore respectfully solicits encouragement. Apply at this House, in the Alley leading from Charles to Hanover Street, back of Sears’s Tavern.
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