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Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

Alonzo Chappel

Artwork Details

Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
before 1856
Alonzo Chappel
oil on canvas
24 1/16 in x 34 in (61.12 cm x 86.36 cm);40 in x 31 in x 2 ½ in (101.6 cm x 78.74 cm x 6.35 cm)
Bequest of Henry C. Lewis

On Display

Not currently on display


Physical Description:

A man and woman wearing white emerge from an arched stone doorway. The man steps forward, holding a candle in his elevated right hand and a yellow textile in this left hand. The textile drags behind him, hiding most of the lower body of the female figure. In front of this couple on a platform are two more figures, one wearing a blue jacket with coattails and holding a sword, point down, in this right hand while his left hand is raised in a pointing gesture above his head. In the wake of the figure in blue is a smaller figure wearing a brown tunic and holding a lantern. Larson 2/5/18 

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