This item richard henry lee of virginia a portrait of an american revolutionary set up a giveaway customers who viewed this item also viewed page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or . return to disagreement and disillusion richard henry lee oil painting this portrait of richard henry lee the virginia delegate to congress who introduced the resolution of independence and was one of the virginia signers of the declaration of independence is a copy by anne christina fletcher 1876 1955 from an original life painting by charles willson peale 1741 1827. Richard henry lee 1733 1794 richard henry lee was a prominent virginia planter and a member of the virginia house of burgesses and the continental congress throughout the american revolution lee played a pivotal role in politics he introduced the resolution to declare independence from great britain and signed the declaration of . Richard lee i 1617 1664 later nicknamed the immigrant was the first member of the lee family to live in america he emigrated from shropshire england to virginia in 1639 lee was a lawyer planter soldier politician and member of the virginia house of burgesses. Richard henry lee played a pivotal role during the american revolution yet he remains one of the most misunderstood revolutionaries his contemporaries as well as modern historians deemed him a political opportunist or dismissed him as an enigma in bridging the gap between lees private interests and public career j kent mcgaughy seeks to overturn many of the misconceptions about lee and
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