Thomas McIlworth (circa 1757-1770)
Private Collection, Connecticut
Curran, Ona. Thomas McIlworth: Colonial New York Portrait Painter. New York 2007, page 74 (cat # 44) illus. page 25 (Plate XVI)
Thomas McIlworth was a Scottish portrait painter who immigrated to New York, circa 1757. He was in New York City from 1757-1762, then moved to Schenectady, New York where he lived until 1767. In that year he went to Montreal and is is thought to have died in the winter of 1769/70. His sitters included many prominent landowners of NYC, the Hudson Valley, and the Albany area.