Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Wayne's Legion




This painting by the great H Charles McBarron is the usual depiction of choice for the Legion of the United States and very good it is too. Thought I'd post this blockhouse picture too from about the same period as I tend to associate the Legion with forrtifications. Very much inspired by Roman models the Legion made fortified camps along their progress to Fallen Timbers.

3 comments:

  1. Hello Ralphus,
    I love drawings. What do you think is the date of that blockhouse drawing and where did you find it? Thanks in advance,
    Christine

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  2. damn me I can't remember where I found it - think it was 1794...if I find it again I'll let you know

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  3. I found it http://www.philaprintshop.com/frchinpr.html
    From Anburey’s Travels Through the Interior Parts of America vol. I (London, 1789).

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