Arthur St. Clair, by Charles Willson Peale, 1782-1784.
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<i>Arthur St. Clair</i>, by Charles Willson Peale, from life, 1782-1784 Oil on canvas.

Credit: Independence National Historical Park

In 1780, General Arthur St. Clair commissioned a miniature of himself from renowned Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale. A few years later, Peale created this duplicate for his own collection, and later added St. Clair's portrait to his Philadelphia Museum, possibly in honor of his rescue of the Fort Ticonderoga garrison. The City of Philadelphia later bought St. Clair's portrait at the 1854 Peale Museum sale.

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