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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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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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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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 »

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.

Painters Of The Plains

The Middle West has put its stamp on many artists’ work

It is a big country, sprawling all the way from the Alleghenies to the Rockies, and it puts its mark on the people who live in it. Its climate tends to be uncompromising— baking heat in the summer, hostile cold in the winter—and it has never done anything by halves. Where it had forests, they rolled for hundreds of miles, great stands of hardwood, green twilight under their branches; its open prairies were like the sea itself, rolling west in an unbroken treeless groundswell.Read more »