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The Arrest of Major Andre, (painting)

Artist:
Sully, T.
Unknown (copy after)
Subject:
Andre, John
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 70 (Sale info: For Sale).
"The likeness of andre was taken from an original miniature painting from life. The scene where the occurrence took place was copied from a sketch of the spot. Painted by t. Sully, Philadelphia. This picture is contemplated to be engraved, and there are already sixty subscribers. We have been informed that in the portrait of Andre, Mr. Sully has as usual been very happy, the scene is very picturesque and characteristic of the north river, which is allowed by the best judges to be the best scenery in this country. " Capture of Major Andre. Vide Bisset's continuation of Smollett and Hume's England, vol. 2, chap. 25. - 'while Andre was with Arnold, the vulture sloop of war had shifted her position, in consequence of the attack from some artillery on the shore, and was gone down nearer to New-York; there it being impracticable for Andre to return in the same way he had come, he was obliged to proceed by land. Involved in such circum- stances without any fault of his own, necessity compelled him to employ deception for his extrication. Hitherto he had worn his regimentals; now dressing himself in a plain suit, he received a passport under the name of John Anderson, by which he on horseback passed the outposts, conceiving himself to be in perfect safety, he was well advanced on his return, when three militia men meeting him on the road, suddenly seized the bridle and interrogated him whence he came. Confused at so unexpected an encounter, he answered, "from below;" he immediately recollected his mistake, but too late; the sus- picions of his interrogators were aroused, and they insisted on searching him. He offered his purse and watch, and promised very high rewards, if they would suffer him to depart, but all were unavailing." [P. 9-10.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.
Artist address: Philadelphia.
Topic:
History--United States--Revolution
Landscape--River--North River
Landscape--New York
Portrait male
Occupation--Military--Major
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment
Portrait group
Control number:
AECI 03260070
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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