DescriptionCharles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)
General Anthony Lamb, 1787
Watercolor on ivory
Back of frame inscribed Anthony Lamb, Aged 19/Painted by Charles Wilson (sic) Peale/1787
2-5/8 x 2-1/8 inches (6.7 x 5.4 cm)
Anthony Lamb was the son of Brevet General John Lamb who served during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The elder Lamb was in command at West Point at the time of Benedict Arnold's treason, but was not present at the time. Anthony Lamb rose to the rank of General and held several commissions and posts such as being a commissioner to the committee who decided where to build Revolutionary War monuments. He was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. In a nice gold frame, the back of the frame is inscribed 'Anthony Lamb, Aged 19/Painted by Charles Wilson (sic) Peale/1787'. An archive of biographical material on Lamb accompanies this portrait.
Acquired from the descendants of General Lamb
The following additional provenance information was not included in the printed catalogue. Heritage regrets any confusion this may have caused.
From a private collection other than the Crow Art Partnership
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.
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