Silas Deane, Esq.
Frame: 14” x 11 ½”; Sight: 7” x 4 ¼”
Silas Deane was a significant figure in the American Revolution, serving as a delegate to the Continental Congress and playing a key role in securing French support for the American cause. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. In addition to his political career, Deane was also a successful businessman, and he used his connections in France to secure loans and supplies for the American army. However, Deane's reputation was tarnished by accusations of corruption, and he ultimately died in disgrace. Despite this, his contributions to the cause of American independence should not be overlooked. This portrait was created using a life drawing by Dusimitiere in Philadelphia, and was engraved by W. Angus.
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