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Portrait of Mordecai Gist


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.




Oil on canvas


29 H x 24 W inches

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

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