Michael de Kovats (1724-1779)
Overall: 9 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 23.8 x 15.6 cm )
inscriptions: "A. Finta, New York, 1939"
Colonel Commandant Kovats (also spelled Kowatz), a native of Kardszag, Hungary, was drillmaster of Washington's cavalry and later commandant of lancers in the Pulaski Legion. He was killed in action at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1779. The artist, Alexander Finta, like the subject, was a native of Hungary.
Gift of the Colonel Commandant Michael de Kovats Committee
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