Existing comment: Rembrandt Peale
John Marshall, 1834

Second son of the illustrious Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale benefited not only from his father's art instruction but also from close associations with famous Americans – his portrait of George Washington, whom he painted frequently. This painting's subject, John Marshall of Richmond, Virginia, served as the fourth chief justice of the United States, presiding over the Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835. Likely painted from life in preparation for a large work now in the court's collection, Peale's portrait seems to capture Marshall's inner character and judicial temperament.
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