Isaac Chauncey was commissioned lieutenant in the newly formed U.S. navy in 1798, participated in several engagements in the War of 1812, commanded the Mediterranean Squadron from 1816 to 1818, and assisted in negotiations of a treaty with Algiers. He later served on the Board of Navy Commissioners and was commandant of the New York Navy Yard. This the earliest of several known portraits of Commodore Chauncey. Among the later portraits are works by Gilbert Stuart and John Wesley Jarvis.
Gift of Clarence Macy Chauncey
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