Major-General Anthony Wayne

  • James Peale, Major-General Anthony Wayne, ca. 1795, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.41

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“Mad Anthony” Wayne (1745-1796) was one of the most colorful figures of the American Revolution. His early training as a surveyor came in handy as he guided his troops during the Valley Forge campaign. Following the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Washington sent Wayne into South Carolina to chase the British out, after which he was promoted to major general. He returned home in 1783 and reentered the Pennsylvania legislature, where he had served until 1775.

Title
Major-General Anthony Wayne
Artist
Date
ca. 1795
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
image (oval): 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.5 x 3.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – military – general
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Portrait male – Wayne, Anthony – bust
Object Number
1999.27.41
Palette
Linked Open Data
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