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Andre Captured

n.d. Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.143 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A


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Paul Manship's bronze relief Andre Captured is one of several the sculptor created to commemorate episodes from the Revolutionary War (see also 1966.47.141, 1966.47.144, 1966.47.145 and 1966.47.136). Manship's papers indicate that these reliefs were designed for a projected "Hall of History," but research has not revealed where or when that project was to appear. The mounted figure represents Major John Andre, an English soldier of Huguenot descent who conspired with Benedict Arnold to surrender the fort at West Point to the British. Andre was captured by three colonial militiamen who found incriminating papers tucked in his boot. Andre was hanged as a spy on October 2, 1780.

Keywords

History - United States - Revolution

Occupation - military - major

Portrait male - Andre, Major

sculpture - relief

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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