Edward Preble (15 August 1761 – 25 August 1807) was a United States naval officer who served with great distinction during the 1st Barbary War, leading American attacks on the city of Tripoli and forming the officer corps that would later lead the U.S. Navy in the War of 1812. -- Wikipedia
Samuel Harris's engraving of “Commodore Preble. Died August 25th 1807” in the US Constitution Museum, follows this painting closely.flipped copy after Peale's portrait, made before 1807, is often reproduced.
This less flattering profile image of Com. Preble also appears in George Henry Preble's book. G. H. Preble remarks that “...there is a miniature of the Commodore taken in Italy, in the possession of his family, which is not considered a good likeness...”
His remains were first placed in the family vault of his wife's ancestors, the Deerings, hut after remaining there near forty years they were removed to another tomb, which had been prepared for them by his son, in the same old burial place, on Munjoy Hill, Portland, Me. The remains of his only son, with those of his long surviving widow, are now united in this same receptacle. A plain but massive white marble monument has been placed over them, bearing on one of its faces this simple inscription:
CAPTAIN UNITED STATES NAVY.
DIED AUGUST 25, 1807,
Although the actual stone as photographed by Marguerite at Find-a-grave is worded differently and disagrees on Preble's age.
United States Navy
died August 25, 1807
aged 46 years.