Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Watercolor on ivory
2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (7.3 x 5.2 cm)
Gift of J. William Middendorf II, 1968
Not on view
The sitter (1750-1806), a Boston bookseller and artillery expert who would achieve fame in General Washington's army, was painted by Peale at Valley Forge in late May 1778, just before the Battle of Monmouth.