Portrait of the Comte du Perron

Joachim du Perron Comte de Revel (or the Comte du Perron) was a French officer who served in seven naval combats during the War of Independence and also at the Sieges of Yorktown and Gloucester in 1781 and 1782. The French had allied with the U.S. in February of 1778. They provided military support throughout the later end of the war, but Yorktown was truly the final great battle where the French alliance proved its enormous value. This portrait was painted by Laurent-Bruno Francois Jourdain in 1786.