Major General Philip Kearny

Henry Kirke Brown American
Cast by Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

While Brown was modeling a statue of Major General Philip Kearny for the United States Capitol in the early 1870s, the Kearny family probably commissioned him to execute this portrait bust (now in the Town Hall, Kearny, New Jersey). This cast of the sculpture was later ordered by Major General George B. Halstead, who once served under Kearny's command. From his first commission as 2nd Lieutenant of the 1st U.S. Dragoons to his fatal Civil War battle reconnoitering behind Confederate lines at Chantilly, Virginia, Major General Philip Kearny (1814–1862) led one of the most brilliant military careers of the nineteenth century.

Major General Philip Kearny, Henry Kirke Brown (American, Leyden, Massachusetts 1814–1886 Newburgh, New York), Bronze, American

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