Friday, 4 September 2009

William Johnson portrait

This painting by West has some interesting detail going on in the background. Two light infantry types with GR on their caps stand in front of a log and earth structure - in front of which stands redcoat and native warriors. This painting was executed in 1764. See the whole picture and a very interesting comment on the fact that the picture may represent the Siege of Niagara.

1 comment:

  1. Another good find, thanks Ralphus.
    Regards, Keith.
    Woodsrunners Diary.