Vice Admiral Donald B. Beary (1888-1966)

Date:
1950
Creator:
Lieutenant Colonel John Capolino (1896?-1973?)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. H: 45.5", W: 40.75".

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1976.24.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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Vice Admiral Richard G. Colbert (1915-1973)

Date:
1971
Creator:
Tony Sarro (1924-2006)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas.

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1971.16.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich (1847-1925)

Date:
C. 1909
Creator:
Paul K. M. Thonry
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. H: 59", W: 43".

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1976.28.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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Vice Admiral John T. Hayward (1908-1999)

Date:
1968
Creator:
Commander Edmond J. Fitzgerald (1912-1989)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas.

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1969.17.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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Rear Admiral Huntington Hardisty (1929-2003)

Date:
1977
Creator:
Tony Sarro (1924-2006)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. H: 52.25", W: 38.25".

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1987.24.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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The Peales

‘The ingenious Captain Peale” sired a dynasty of painters and started America’s first great museum.

The aide-de-camp strode into the painting room and handed a message to General Washington, who was sitting for his portrait, a miniature for Mrs. Washington. “Ah,” he remarked alter a mere glance, “Burgoyne is defeated.” And then, supremely honoring his young friend the artist, that imperturbable man put aside the dispatch for later study and resumed the pose.Read more »

The Cult Of The Primitives

There is one statement about old American art which most educated Americans, whatever their further ignorance of the subject, cherish. Read more »

Combat Artist

America’s Patrick O’Brian isn’t a writer; he’s a painter

During the age of fighting sail, artists painted ships and seamen in highly realistic fashion, and most of the paintings of them date from their own day. That day was a long one, but square-rigged wooden-hulled warships were a stable technology, and taste in depicting them was stable too. Read more »

Frederic Remington’s Wild West

In the summer of 1885 a young artist from New York by way of Kansas City found himself resting by a campfire with a couple of prospectors out in Arizona Territory at a time when Geronimo was on the prowl, perhaps “even in our neighborhood.” It was about 9 o’clock in the evening, and the three men were drowsily relaxing, puffing on their pipes and looking up at the stars through the branches of the trees overhead.Read more »

La Salle On The Mississippi

“An unconquerable mind in a frame of iron”
Forgotten paintings by George Catlin, who saw the West unspoiled, turn up again to recall the marvels that unfolded before the eyes of the heroic French explorer

 

The annals of American exploration, studded as they are with action and adventure, hold no story more heroic, in the exact, Homeric sense of this much abused word, than that of the Sieur de la Salle, fighting every obstacle which civilization, savage man, and nature could devise to penetrate to its end the valley of the Mississippi. No one has described it better, although his book is largely forgotten, than Francis Parkman.