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General Henry Knox

Artist:
Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1778
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (7.3 x 5.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of J. William Middendorf II, 1968
Accession Number:
68.222.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 754
The sitter (1750-1806), a Boston bookseller and artillery expert who would achieve fame in General Washington's army, was painted by Peale at Valley Forge in late May 1778, just before the Battle of Monmouth.
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