Washington’s Watch Chain by Mort Kunstler AP Classic canvas
Washington’s Watch Chain, West Point, November 30, 1779 by Mort Kunstler is an Adjutant General Edition AP giclee Classic canvas size 33″ x 18″ limited to 10 Adjutant General Edition APs. George Washington and his army were concerned the British would capture West Point by sailing up the Hudson River and divide the army. The plan was devised to put a large metal chain across the river at it’s most narrow point during the Summer months and prevent the boats from sailing up the river. During the Winter months, the chain would have to be removed to prevent it from breaking. On January 5, 1778, General George Washington appointed Alexander Scammel Adjutant General, the 7th in the brief history of the Continental Army, to be in charge of constructing the chain and putting it across the river. In this painting the chain is being removed from the river before it freezes. With Washington are Colonel Pickering pointing to some of the redoubts and batteries on the eastern side of the river. Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s aide-de-camp, later to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The famed Marquis de Lafayette is also in the painting, representing the French who assisted in our war for liberty. For more on the history, go to Mort Kunstler’s web site www.mortkunstler.com .
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- Model: Kunstler-WashingtonChainWatch
- Manufactured by: American Spirit Publishers
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