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Meriwether Lewis, (painting)

Artist:
Peale, Charles W.
Subject:
Lewis, Meriwether
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 78
Born in Albemarle in Virginia [in] 1771. Was private secretary to Mr. Jefferson when he was selected to conduct a company of discovery, with Clarke, to investigate the source of the Missouri. Besides voluminous documents of an interesting nature, concerning the nature and the productions of the country, he procured the skins of several undescribed animals which are preserved in the Museum, together with dresses which mark the manner and customs of various tribes. On his return he was appointed governor of Upper Louisiana. [P. 44.]
Historical Catalogue of the Paintings in the Philadelphia Museum consisting chiefly of Portraits of Revolutionary Patriots and other distinguished characters. 1813.
Topic:
Portrait male
Occupation--Political--Statesman
Control number:
AECI 01740078
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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