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The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 x 1.6 cm )
signed: under shoulder: "A. H. Sander"
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.
Gift of Mr. Harry G. Friedman
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