Colonel John Cox

  • Charles Willson Peale, Colonel John Cox, 1778, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.32

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According to George Washington’s diary, Colonel John Cox sat for the finishing touches on this miniature at Valley Forge on April 23, 1778. At the time, Peale was a captain in the same company. Cox took the oath of allegiance at Valley Forge earlier that year, and served as the company’s assistant quartermaster general. A Philadelphia merchant, Cox owned Batsto Furnace in New Jersey, which produced munitions for the Continental army. Conservation of this miniature was made possible through a generous grant provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
Title
Colonel John Cox
Artist
Date
1778
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 1 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.7 x 3.0 cm) oval
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Cox, John – bust
  • Occupation – military – colonel
Object Number
1999.27.32
Palette
Linked Open Data
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