1588
1588

PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR

American School, 19th Century
GEORGE WASHINGTON AT THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1588

PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA PRIVATE COLLECTOR

American School, 19th Century
GEORGE WASHINGTON AT THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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American School, 19th Century
GEORGE WASHINGTON AT THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH
in the original frame and stretchers.
oil on canvas
30 in. by 46 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Descended in the family of the present owner.

Exhibited

Chicago, Illinois, The Chicago Historical Society

Literature

This painting was reproduced on the cover of American Heritage, “The First Year of American Heritage – December, 1954 to October, 1955”, published June, 1955.

Catalogue Note

Depicting a scene from the Battle of Monouth on June 28, 1778, where Washington rallied his troops reversing the retreat of troops under the command of General Charles Lee, and confronted the British near Monmouth Courthouse (now Freehold, New Jersey). 

Other examples of this work are at the Frick Museum, New York, and the Chicago Historical Society.

The issue of American Heritage records: "the victory at Monmouth was the work not only of Washington (seen at the center of the painting, receiving captured colors) but also of the great drillmaster, von Steuben… This anonymous early Nineteenth-Century painting gets in everything, and is reproduced courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society."

Important Americana

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New York