British & Continental Art
September 11 — 16, 2021
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
After Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791–1872)
Private Collection, Ontario
This painting was executed after the larger original portrait which was likely painted when the Marquis de Lafayette came to the United States in 1824-25 to be honored for helping defeat the British in the Revolutionary War. The original portrait by Morse was commissioned by the City of New York (New York City Hall).