American School, 19th Century View of the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point, New York.
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American School, 19th Century
View of the Kosciuszko Monument at West Point, New York. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in., in a later molded painted frame. Condition: Scattered retouch and craquelure.
Note: Kosciuszko's Monument still stands at West Point, New York, celebrating one of the first European volunteers to aid the American revolutionary cause. General Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a Polish military engineer who designed the defenses of the West Point garrison during the height of the Revolutionary War, from 1778–1780. This painting depicts the pedestal and shaft of the monument, which was dedicated in 1828. A statue of Kosciuszko designed by D. Borja was added in 1913.
Retouch to small scattered spots in sky and foliage, and along left edge. One spot of craquelure is lifting in the upper right sky.
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