Charles Willson Peale (American, 1741-1827)
A Naval Officer, wearing navy blue coat with brass buttons bearing anchors and red standing collar edged with gold embroidery, gold epaulette, white chemise, stock and knotted cravat, his hair lightly powdered.
Gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal locks of hair arranged to resemble a wheat sheaf, surrounded by a butterfly, bird and two lizards.
Oval, 55mm (2 3/16in) high
Provenance: The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, no.1959.15.