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    Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)

    Jacob Morris (1755-1844)
    Watercolor on ivory
    Inscription on back of frame is 'Dec. 28th 1775 Jan. 10th 1844', General Morris' birth and death dates
    1-3/8 x 1 inches (3.5 x 2.5 cm)

    Son of Lewis Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Jacob Morris fought in the American Revolution, was conspicuous at the Battle of Monmouth, and rose to the rank of general. The town of Morris New York, located on land awarded to General Morris as compensation for family property destroyed by the British during the Revolutionary War, was named for him. He fought at Trenton, Monmouth, and Rhode Island. He served admirably as an aide-de-camp to Generals Charles Lee and Nathaniel Greene as well. An extensive archive copy of Morris' war service records is included with this portrait.

    Jacob Morris was the husband of Mary Cox Morris whose Charles Willson Peale portrait miniature is also offered in this auction. These two items are obviously a pair, each portrait enclosed in a locket with the subject's name, birth, and death dates on the reverse.

    The following 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

    Condition Report*: Unframed
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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