Michael de Kovats (1724-1779)

Object Number: 
1939.211
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 23.8 x 15.6 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: "A. Finta, New York, 1939"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait.
Gallery Label: 
Colonel Commandant Kovats (also spelled Kowatz), a native of Kardszag, Hungary, was drillmaster of Washington's cavalry and later commandant of lancers in the Pulaski Legion. He was killed in action at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1779. The artist, Alexander Finta, like the subject, was a native of Hungary.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Colonel Commandant Michael de Kovats Committee
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group