Leonard Bleecker (1755-1844)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 3.2 cm )
Leonard Bleecker had a distinguished military career that began in the early 1770s and continued through the Revolutionary War, in the latter years of which he served under Lafayette and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis. He was one of the original members of the Society of the Cincinnati, the fraternity of Revolutionary War veterans, founded in 1783.
Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Knight
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