Robert Feke (c. 1707—52)

by Robert Feke (c. 1707—52)

Oil on canvas; 56 3/16” × 77 3/4”. Special Collections Department, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA.

by Robert Feke (c. 1707—52)

Oil on canvas; 40 x 32 1/2 inches (101.6 x 82.6 cm) Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

by Robert Feke (c. 1707—52)

Oil on canvas; 127 x 102 cm (50 x 40 3/16 in.) Harvard University Portrait Collection, Cambridge MA.

The Farm Book, plus the elaborate chronologies made by Jefferson scholars which document almost every day of his life, demonstrate that contrary to what Martha [Jefferson] Randolph told her sons, Jefferson was not only not distant from Sally Hemings but in the same house nine months before the births of each of her seven children, and that she conceived no children when he was not there.

Fawn M. Brodie
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974)