General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)

Object Number: 
1956.89
Date: 
ca. 1919
Medium: 
Light brown patinated copper alloy [brass]
Dimensions: 
diameter: 10 in. ( 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: signed under shoulder: "ANIE MOUROUX-PARIS" inscribed: front relief: "JOHN J. PERSHING/AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES/****1917/1919"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Harry G. Friedman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group