Portrait of Lafayette, painted by R. Peale at Washington, during the last winter of his visit. Whilst sitting for this portrait, he was urged by a friend to settle in America. Domestic reasons and an impression that he might be of service to his country decided him to return. The idea appeared visionary to every one else. His conduct and the influence of his character, in directing the course of another Revolution, as they have still heightened the lustre of his name, have added greater interest and value to his portrait. [Pp. 16-17.]
Catalogue of Peale's Italian Pictures, now exhibiting at Sully and Earle's Gallery. In Chestnut opposite the State-House. Admittance 25 cents--children half price--Season Tickets 50 cents. Philadelphia: Printed for the Publisher. 1831.