Recently, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC approached the USS Constitution Museum about a possible collaboration.  The NPG’s fantastic collection includes thousands of images of famous (and not so famous) Americans.  Their informative blog “Face to Face” allows curators and historians to share what they know about the stories of the portraits and their sitters.

We jumped at the opportunity, of course.  The newest post on “Face to Face” features an article about the Gallery’s Rembrandt Peale portrait of Commodore William Bainbridge, written by Matthew Brenckle, our own research historian.

To have a look, follow this link.

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