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Commodore Joshua Barney


This portrait features Commodore Joshua Barney (1759-1818) of the American Navy who served in both the Revolutionary War and in the War of 1812. Barney is depicted as an older man with a tuft of gray hair wearing his naval uniform consisting of a white stock underneath a black jacket with gold epaulets and buttons with a blue medal near the center. His left hand is tucked into his jacket while his right hand holds a sword at his hip.




Oil on canvas


Frame: 48 H x 40.5 W inches

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Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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