Oil on panel. 71.75 x 56.83 cm • 28 1/4 x 22 3/8 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Rachel Walker (1745—1813) married Paul Revere on 10-Oct-1773 after the death of his first wife (Sara Orne Revere, who died 3-May-1773).
In a land where horsemanship was often men’s touchiest point of pride, Jefferson had to admit he never saw Washington’s like for grace and control in the saddle. A froniter runner and Indian wrestler — his friend George Mercer described his frame as padded with well-developed muscles — Washington had by 1774 refined mere energy down to a grace of least movement, the higher athleticism of the dance. And he danced well.
— Gary Wills
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence (1978)
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT PORTREVOLT
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