Richard Thomas III

Artist: James Peale (American, Chestertown, Maryland 1749–1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Date: 1796

Medium: Watercolor on ivory

Dimensions: Sight: 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (7.3 x 5.9 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1931

Accession Number: 31.118


The sitter (1744-1832) was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly and the United States Congress. For his service during the revolutionary war, he was dubbed "the Fighting Quaker."