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Object Name Print
Catalog Number 1939.979
Creator American Biographical Publishing Company
Maker American Biographical Publishing Company
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-12.25 W-10.25 inches
Description This engraving print of George Rogers Clark depicts Clark with balding with grey hair. He is wearing military uniform with epaulets and a stock at the collar. "American Biog. Pub. Co. Chicago, Ill." is below the image. A facsimile Clark signature is below that. Under the signature, is "Engraved from an Oil Painting by Jouett/Owned by Col. R. T. Durett of Louisville, Ky."
Notes This engraving was based on a painting by Matthew Harris Jouett.

George Rogers Clark was born in 1752 and died in 1818. Surveyor of lands in western Virginia (1772-74); captain in Lord Dunsmore's war against the Ohio Inidians (1776); led militia in successful campaigns against British-held Kaskaskia and Vincennes (1778); and fought against the British and Indians to hold the Illinois and Kentucky territory for the colonies (1779-1783).

Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Clark, George Rogers
Jouett, Matthew Harris
Subjects Explorers
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS