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Major Samuel Ringgold (1796-1846)

Object Number: 
INV.14901
Date: 
late 19th century
Medium: 
Black ink and wash over graphite on beige paper, inlaid into heavy paper
Dimensions: 
17 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.
Inscriptions: 
Signed at middle left in black ink: "-- D. McN. S --"; inscribed at lower center: "S. Ringgold"
Description: 
Portrait: Major Ringgold graduated West Point in 1818, was wounded in the first battle of the Mexican War at Palo Alto in 1846 and died 3 days later.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group