Thomas Willing, by Charles Willson Peale, 1782.
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Oil on canvas painting of Thomas Willing, seated next to open window allowing a waterfront scene depicting sail boats.  Willing wears a powdered wig, a greenish- brown suit with white shirt bearing high collar and lace cuffs.

Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Earnest G. Stillman, by exchange, 1966(66.46)Photograph ©1983 The Metropolitan Museum

A former mayor of Philadelphia and partner of Robert Morris since the 1750s, Thomas Willing (1731-1821) served as a justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and as president of the Bank of the United States from 1791 to 1807. Willing amassed a huge fortune through his investments in the development of the Commonwealth.

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