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General John J. Pershing

Object Number: 
1950.46
Date: 
1932
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 82 x 55 in. ( 208.3 x 139.7 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "Seymour M. Stone / né Kameniavski. Washington D.C. / 1932"
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. This portrait, in which he is pictured with his favorite horse, Jeff, was painted for the Army and Navy Club of New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chester D. Pugsley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group