Robert Morris (1734-1806)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
Gilbert Stuart's original portrait of Morris was painted in Philadelphia in 1795, and after Morris's death passed into the possession of his son Thomas. Sully may have borrowed the original portrait from Thomas Morris in 1824, when he was retouching another copy of it by Bass Otis (now in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Museum), and made his own copy at that time.
Gift of Lucille de Foley in memory of Elizabeth Harrison
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