Mason Chamberlin

Mason Chamberlin RA (1727–1787) was an English portrait painter, who was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768. He was a student of Francis Hayman. He is perhaps best remembered for his portrait of Benjamin Franklin.


Chamberlin was a pupil of Francis Hayman. In 1768 he was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy.[1] He exhibited 50 works at the academy[2] between 1769 and 1786. All were portraits. The subjects of most of them are unnamed in the catalogues, but in 1771 he showed a full-length painting of Prince Edward and Princess Augusta, and in 1774 one of Catharine Macaulay.[3] He also showed 22 works at the Society of Artists and two at the Free Society of Artists.[2] His address is given as 7, Stuart Street, Spitalfields in the Academy catalogues, and later, from 1785, as 10, Bartlett's Buildings.[3]

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