Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Watercolor on ivory
1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.4 x 3.4 cm)
Dale T. Johnson Fund, 2006
Not on view
The sitter (1736-1775) was born in Dublin, served in the British army, and, after 1773, moved to New York City, where he married Janet Livingston, the daughter of Robert R. Livingston. Peale apparently painted this posthumous profile of Montgomery from an earlier portrait.
descended in the artist's family; Harry Fromke, New York; sale, Christie's, New York, 18 Oct. 1986, lot 428