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  • Henry Knox, unknown copy from Stuart original

Major General Henry Knox

Artist:

Gilbert Stuart

Location:

Faneuil Hall  

Location

Faneuil Hall
United States
42° 21' 36.3528" N, 71° 3' 22.4424" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Painting

Year:

Aprox 1820

Medium:

Oil on Canvas

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Description:

The original Knox portrait, painted by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), was one of many paintings moved from Faneuil Hall to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 1876. This was a pre-emptive measure taken to preserve the originals in the event of a fire. The copy of Stuart’s painting that hangs in Faneuil Hall today and features Knox flanked by a cannon is by an unknown artist and celebrates Knox's successes in the American Revolution. 

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