John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on Canvas; 25 1/4 x 20 7/8 in. (64.1 x 53 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Watercolor on ivory.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas; 36 7/8 x 28 1/8 in. (93.7 x 71.4 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas. New-York Historical Society, New York, NY.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas. New York Historical Society, New York, NY.

Daughter (1783—1813) of Aaron Burr.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on wood panel; 10 x 8 in ( 25.4 x 20.3 cm). New-York Historical Society, New York, NY.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas; 46 1/4 x 35 1/4 in ( 117.5 x 89.5 cm). New-York Historical Society, New York, NY.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas. The White House Collection, Washington, DC.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas. The White House Historical Collection, White House Blue Room, Washington, DC.

by John Vanderlyn (1775—1852)

Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian), Washington, DC.

But with the British army evacuated [from Philadelphia in 1778] and the Patriots now in charge, Philadelphia Loyalists were doubly vulnerable to censure and punishment for siding with the Crown and for having consorted with the enemy. The Philadelphia Assembly Appointed [Charles Willson] Peale and four others to be Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, and for that the commissioners would receive a 5 percent commission. Peale’s group had extraordinary power to interrogate suspected traitors, break into houses, remove property, and sell off estates. Writs were issued to seize 118 estates ...

Paul Staiti
Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painter’s Eyes (2016)