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    Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)

    Richard Cary

    Undated
    Watercolor on ivory
    Unsigned
    1-1/2 x 1-1/8 inches (3.8 x 2.9 cm)

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cary was an aide to General George Washington from June to December of 1776 during the Revolutionary War. Peale depicts Cary in his American Continental officer's uniform in bright color and detail. A lawyer from Virginia who served as a judge on the Court of Admiralty and the first Court of Appeals, Cary was also quite well known as an amateur botanist. He lived in Ostego County, New York after the war and was a large landowner. He married Ann Lowe, daughter of Cornelius Lowe. The portrait is in a beautiful scalloped gold frame and comes with an archive of information on Cary.

    ERRATUM
    The following provenance information was not included in the printed catalogue. Heritage regrets any confusion this may have caused.

    Provenance:
    From a private collection other than the Crow Art Partnership


    Condition Report*: Unframed
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    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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