Gouverneur Morris and Robert Morris

Charles Willson Peale

This double portrait, commissioned by Robert Morris, honors his collaboration with Gouverneur Morris (no relation) in establishing financial security for the new nation. As Superintendent of Finance during the Revolutionary War, Robert Morris restored the national credit with his personal fortune and helped to found the Bank of North America. In later years, financial problems led to his imprisonment for bankruptcy. Gouverneur Morris, a lawyer, went on to serve as Minister to France.
Date of Birth
(1741-1827)
Date
1783
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
43 1/2 x 51 3/4 in. (110.5 x 131.4 cm.)
Accession #
1969.20.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Richard Ashhurst
Category
Subject
On View
Yes
On Loan
No