The Continentals

  • Frank Blackwell Mayer, The Continentals, 1875, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, George Buchanan Coale Collection, 1926.6.8

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Frank Blackwell Mayer painted this scene of Continental soldiers on the centennial of the battle of Bunker Hill, the first great battle of the Revolutionary War. In 1876 he submitted it to the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, an event that celebrated the founding of the nation. The painting was highly praised and became so popular that other artists copied it enthusiastically.

Title
The Continentals
Artists
Date
1875
On View
Dimensions
22 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (57.0 x 46.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

George Buchanan Coale Collection

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – military – soldier
  • Performing arts – music – flute
  • Landscape – season – winter
  • Performing arts – music – drum
  • History – United States – Revolution
  • Figure group – male
  • Landscape – road
Object Number
1926.6.8
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