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This portrait depicts Paul Revere (1735-1818), known as a silversmith, engraver, and patriot. Painted by Chester Harding (1792-1866) circa 1823, it is a copy of a portrait of Paul Revere that was painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1813.
Paul Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1735. He married twice, first to Sarah Orne in 1757, and, after her death, to Rachel Walker in 1773. He was a patriot, master silversmith, an engraver, and designed and printed the first Continental money. Revere was a principal participant in the Boston Tea Party and an official courier for the Massachusetts Provincial Assembly to Congress. He supplied copper work for the U.S.S. Constiution. Paul Revere died in Boston in 1818.