An Important Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania Jurist [American School, 19th Century]. [Troubat, Francis (1802-1868)]. [Portrait of Francis Joseph Troubat]. Philadelphia?, c.1837. 29" x 24-1/4" (image size). Oil on canvas in ornate nineteenth-century gilded wood frame, small plaque reading "Francis J. Troubat/ Born 1802-Died 1868" to head of frame. Some minor nicks and chips to frame, gilding slightly dulled, otherwise fine. $5,000. * A prolific writer of legal texts, Troubat is best known as the co-author with William W. Haly, of The Practice in Civil Actions and Proceedings in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in the District Court and Court of Common Pleas for the City and County of Philadelphia, and in the Courts of the United States (1837). This portrait belonged to the Philadelphia Bar Association. Founded in 1802, it is the oldest association of lawyers in the United States. Its library, where this portrait was last displayed, was renamed the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library in 1967.
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