Henry Lee by Charles Willson Peale, from life,1782.
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Oil on canvas of Henry Lee in uniform.

Credit: Independence National Historical Park

One of the Revolution's most celebrated commanders, Governor Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee came to Philadelphia to receive his Congressional commendation for the victory at Paulus Hook and to resign his military commission. Sometime in 1785, "Light Horse Harry" sat for Peale a second time when the artist painted a miniature of him (now in a private collection) that remained in the museum collection until Peale's death.

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