David Ramsay by Rembrandt Peale, from life, 1796.
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Portrait of David Ramsay, head and shoulders.

Credit: Independence National Historical Park

In 1796, Dr. David Ramsay had this portrait painted by seventeen-year-old Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). The son of famed Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, Peale was visiting Charleston, South Carolina, to advertise the collection of portraits in his father's Philadelphia museum as well as his own artistic talent.

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