General William North, 1785

  • Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741-1827

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 23 × 19 inches (58.4 × 48.3 cm)
  • 31 1/8 × 27 1/8 × 3 15/16 inches (79.1 × 68.9 × 10 cm)

Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.

42.117

On View

  • American: Whitby Hall, Drawing Room W264

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Portrait
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bust
  • General
  • Military officers
  • United states

the sitter's family. 1942, John Levy Galleries (New York, New York, USA). 1942-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Charles Willson Peale, General William North, 1785, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., 42.117.