Original Author: Charles Willson Peale after Thomas Sully
Created: ca. 1813 original; 1818 copy
Medium: Oil on canvas
Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a physician, an educator, and a social reformer, is the subject of this half-length portrait by Charles Willson Peale. The artist based this 1818 work on an earlier painting created by Thomas Sully about 1813.