After Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)
miniature portrait of revolutionary general daniel morgan (1736-1802)

Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket case bearing the bright-cut initials "D.M" on verso, hinged leather case.

1 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property of a lady. Descended in the Tarleton family , who trace the ownership of the miniature to over 150 years, to the present owner.
This miniature portrait closely resembles the portrait of Gen. Daniel Morgan painted from life , circa 1794, by Charles Willson Peale, in the collection of the Independence National Historic Park. The miniature includes the distinctive scar above Morgan's upper lip. Born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Morgan moved near Winchester, Virginia as a teenage. He contracted with the British army during the French and Indian War and was severly wounded in 1758. During the Revolutionary War, Morgan commanded a rifle company. He was captured in the attack of Quebec, and when released joined the Northern army and fought at Saratoga. In 1781, Morgan famously defeated the British in the Battle of Cowpens. In 1794, Morgan lead the Virginia militia in Western Pennsylvania to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. Peale probably painted Morgan's likeness on his return trip from Pennsylvania to Virginia, in a stop in Philadelphia. He was elected to Congress in 1797.

Sold for $87,500
Estimated at $25,000 - $35,000


 

Watercolor on ivory, gilt locket case bearing the bright-cut initials "D.M" on verso, hinged leather case.

1 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property of a lady. Descended in the Tarleton family , who trace the ownership of the miniature to over 150 years, to the present owner.
This miniature portrait closely resembles the portrait of Gen. Daniel Morgan painted from life , circa 1794, by Charles Willson Peale, in the collection of the Independence National Historic Park. The miniature includes the distinctive scar above Morgan's upper lip. Born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Morgan moved near Winchester, Virginia as a teenage. He contracted with the British army during the French and Indian War and was severly wounded in 1758. During the Revolutionary War, Morgan commanded a rifle company. He was captured in the attack of Quebec, and when released joined the Northern army and fought at Saratoga. In 1781, Morgan famously defeated the British in the Battle of Cowpens. In 1794, Morgan lead the Virginia militia in Western Pennsylvania to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. Peale probably painted Morgan's likeness on his return trip from Pennsylvania to Virginia, in a stop in Philadelphia. He was elected to Congress in 1797.

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