Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

was an American painter, American patriot, scientist, inventor, politician, and naturalist.
In 1775, inspired by the American Revolution, Peale moved from his native Maryland to Philadelphia, where he set up a painting studio and joined Sons of Liberty, the Pennsylvania militia, and ultimately the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington, where he participated in active combat against the British Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Peale's portraits of leading figures of the American Revolutionary era are some of the most recognizable and prominent from that era. In 1801, Peale founded what today is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, one of the first American museums. More than two centuries after Peale painted his 1779 portrait Washington at Princeton, the painting sold for $21.5 million, the highest price ever paid for an American portrait.
John Beale Bordley
Price realised
USD 265,000
Portrait of James W. DePeyster
Price realised
USD 104,500
Portrait of Captain John Lewis (1747-1825)
Price realised
USD 56,250
Edward Burd
Price realised
USD 62,500