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The Marquis De Lafayette, (painting)

Sully, T.
Lafayette, Marquis de
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 14
A young French nobleman, was born at the Chateau de Chavagnac, in the province of Auvergne, France. On the 6th September, 1757, he sailed for America at the age of nineteen. Congress tendered him a commission of Major-General; he furnished means for procuring supplies for the army, and equipped men at his own expense. He was wounded at the battle of Brandywine, and after his recovery was actively engaged in various parts of the country, until 1779, when he returned to France. After the conclusion of peace he again visited the United States in the years 1784 and 1824. He died at his hotel in Paris, on the 21st May, 1834, in his 78th year. [P. 8.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.
Portrait male
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AECI 01930014
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Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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