Matthew Calbraith Perry was the Commodore of the sloop-of-war USS Concord. The ship took part in a Mediterranean cruise with the US squadron during 1830 to 1832. Perry ordered a series of drawings and sketches to be taken from places visited by the Concord which he later published in a quarto album entitled Costumes of the Mediterranean. The portrait drawings are not signed by the artist, but are attributable to Edward Young. Perry later presented the album to his eldest daughter Sarah.