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Title General John McPherson
Artist Malbone, Edward Greene
Date ca. 1801
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Victor Morawetz Fund
Accession Number 1936.007.0008
Collection Miniature
Sitter's dates (1756-1806)
Description McPherson served as lieutenant colonel and was later promoted to General during the American Revolution. He wears a Brigadier General's uniform from the Continental Army. This is a one-star general position in the army, as noted by the single silver star on either shoulder of his coat. He lost his life during the shipwreck of the "Rose in Bloom."
Subjects McPherson
Clothing & dress
Military uniforms
Image 001\1936.07.08.JPG