February 24, 2024

Beauty Arts

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‘Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth’ painting strikes a nerve

‘Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth’ painting strikes a nerve

In the summer time of 1937, shortly just after his household donated the painting “Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth” to the Monmouth County Historic Association, Walter B. Howe wrote a collection of letters indicating satisfaction with the determination.

“We are quite happy to have this portray come across a home with the Monmouth County Historic Affiliation exactly where it surely belongs,” Howe wrote.

The 1857 do the job depicts Basic George Washington astride his horse, with a sword-bearing ideal arm pointing skyward, amid the tumult of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth at the modern-day-day border of Freehold Township and Manalapan.

“The past true proprietor of this painting was the Rev. Fisher Howe Booth, my very first cousin who died some yrs in the past and who, a couple many years prior to his loss of life, expressed to me his wish that this must sometime hang in a appropriate museum or historic modern society in New Jersey,” Howe wrote.