Continental Army

The Continental Army was formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United... Read more
General George Washington

oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. / 76.2 x 63.5 cm.

Anonymous Collection (2)


Ames, Joseph Alexandernotes
George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731 – December 14, 1799) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation....
Horatio Gates

ca. 1793–94
oil on canvas
44 1/4 x 35 7/8 in. (112.4 x 91.1 cm)

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY

Stuart, Gilbertnotes
Horatio Lloyd Gates (July 26, 1727 – April 10, 1806) was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga (a matter of contemporary and historical controversy), and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden. Gates has been...
General William North

oil on canvas
Framed: 31 1/8 x 27 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (79.06 x 68.9 x 10 cm) 23 x 19 in. 58.4 x 48.3 cm

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Peale, Charles Willsonnotes
William North (1755 – January 3, 1836) was an American soldier and politician. Life He was the son of John North, who commanded Fort Frederick in 1751, and Fort St. George in Thomaston, Maine, in 1758. He moved with his mother, Elizabeth North, to Boston, Massachusetts. He entered the Continental Army in 1775, and served under Benedict Arnold...
Henry Knox

ca. 1860
Oval: 32 x 23 in.

U.S. Capitol Art Collection

Washington, D.C.

Brumidi, Constantinonotes
Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was a military officer of the Continental Army and later the United States Army, and also served as the first United States Secretary of War. Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he owned and operated a bookstore there, cultivating an interest in military history and joining a local artillery...
Major General Nathanael Greene

Watercolor on ivory
1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (4.5 x 3.5 cm)

Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York, NY

Peale, Charles Willsonnotes
Nathanael Greene (August 7 [O.S. July 27] 1742 – June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable...
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