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The Rochambeau Portrait


In this article, Harrington describes the provenance of an oil portrait of the Comte de Rochambeau. The artist is unknown, but to quote from the original offer and description of these paintings, "It is reasonable to assume that these portraits have belonged to a distinguished French family having a special interest in American history and probably significantly connected with that history." It is fortunate that they were never separated and could finally find their place in this military collection in Rhode Island, a state in whose history each had an important part, which is described here.