Painting ID:: 96643
The assembly of the Militia before the Battle of Baltimore c1814 or 1815
Thomas Ruckle was a house painter and sign painter in early nineteenth century Baltimore, Maryland, and an amateur painter. He is best known for his paintings The Battle of North Point, and The Defense of Baltimore. Ruckle was a veteran of the War of 1812, in which he had served as a corporal in the 5th Maryland Regiment of the Maryland Militia.
Ruckle was born in Ireland and, having moved to Baltimore, Maryland, he became a sign painter and house painter. It is likely that he had very little, if any, formal training as an artist. The assembly of the Militia before the Battle of Baltimore c1814 or 1815