Gouverneur Morris and Robert Morris, by Charles Willson Peale, 1783.
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Portrait of Gouverneur Morris and Robert Morris in formal attire.

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Bequest of Richard Ashurst

When Charles Willson Peale painted this dual portrait in 1783, Robert Morris, on the right, was the United States Minister of Finance. Gouverneur Morris, on the left, was then his assistant. A New York patriot who moved to Philadelphia during the war for independence, Gouverneur Morris would be a Pennsylvania representative to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and one of the principal draftsmen of the Constitution.

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