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Brigadier General John Stricker


Half-length portrait of Brigadier General John Stricker (1758-1825). He is seen in three-quarter view, facing the left of the picture plane. He wears a War of 1812 military uniform consisting of a dark blue coat with gold epaulettes and buttons, a yellow collar and cuffs, white shirt, dark stock, and wide red sash at waist. He holds rolled document in proper right hand and the hilt of a sword is seen at his waist.


circa 1817-1818


Oil on canvas


42 H x 36 W inches

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This portrait is part of a series entitled "The Defenders" that was commissioned from Rembrandt Peale by the City Council of Baltimore following the War of 1812.

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Baltimore City Life Collection

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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