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Pelham, Peter

Pelham, Peter pĕl´əm [key], c.1695–1751, American engraver and painter, b. England stepfather of John Singleton Copley . After studying and practicing in England, Pelham settled (c.1728) in Boston. He produced engravings of Cotton Mather and Increase Mather based on his own paintings. He also conducted a school.

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