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General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)

General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)
Title
General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)
Date 
ca. 1919
Medium 
Light brown patinated copper alloy [brass]
Dimensions 
diameter: 10 in. ( 25.4 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Harry G. Friedman
Object Number 
1956.89
Marks 
inscriptions: signed under shoulder: "ANIE MOUROUX-PARIS" inscribed: front relief: "JOHN J. PERSHING/AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES/****1917/1919"
Gallery Label 
A graduate of West Point, Pershing saw his first major action in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Then followed tours of duty against the Moros in the Philippines (1901-03) and against Pancho Villa in Mexico (1916). It was as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, however, that Pershing achieved his greatest fame.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group