497: Portrait Of Paul Revere After Peale, Oil On Canvas
Portrait of Paul Revere After Peale, Oil on Canvas
Early 19th century, American. A portrait of Paul Revere either after the American portraitist Charles Willson Peale or his son, Rembrandt Peale, unsigned with inscription Paul Revere 1779-1780 C.W.P. on verso and additional label with inscription This portrait of Lieutent Colonel Paul Revere was set for by Lieutenent Colonel Revere of ? 1779-1780 and was painted by the painter C.W.P. for by Charles Warren / William Sticney glued to verso; 68 x 54 in.
Although, this work is not by Charles Willson Peale, as the back inscription alleges, it seems highly likely that this work was done after Peale. Neither Charles nor his son, Rembrandt, ever painted a portrait of Paul Revere. However, the portrait of Revere seems to be modeled after the 1772 Militia portrait of Washington housed at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA. There is a noted similarity between Peale's portrait head of Washington and this example of Revere's.
Large hole in top section of painting.
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