William Wood, Unidentified, Ira Allen, 20th century, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Norvin H. Green, 1941.5.3
Ira Allen, younger brother of the patriot Ethan Allen, was born in Connecticut in 1751 and played a major role in the founding of Vermont. He owned a large amount of land and was heavily involved in trade in the young Republic. In 1796, Allen traveled on the American ship Olive Branch with fifteen thousand muskets meant to equip French-Canadian and American recruits for a rebellion in Canada. A British warship captured the Olive Branch, however, and Allen spent the next several years in confinement and legal battles.
- 20th century
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- Not on view.
sight 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.8 x 7.0 cm) oval
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Norvin H. Green
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Allen, Ira – bust
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