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Portrait of Mordecai Gist

Description

Half-length portrait depicting Mordecai Gist (1742-1792) by Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827). Gist is posed seated in a side chair holding book in right hand, with his left hand inside his jacket. He wears a tricornered hat and Revolutionary War uniform of blue coat with gold braid and red collar. Gist was an accomplished merchant, sailor, and soldier.

Date

1774

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

29 H x 24 W inches

Resource ID

7938

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cavendish Darrell on behalf of the descendants of Harvey Cavendish Darrell (1872-1943)

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.