Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819)

 P.Perry is a portrait of which I have lost the reference. Nevertheless I painted him because I liked the way he looked, not because of who he was. Priorities people! Complete 2013.
Hey, I found the reference! This is Oliver Hazard Perry, born in Wakefield, RI. He followed his father's footsteps a and began a career in the navy and given his first command in 1809. He then had a brilliant but controversial career, until he died aboard ship of Venezuela in 1819, a victim of yellow fever. Sold.

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