William Irvine (1741-1804)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 6.4 x 4.1 cm )
inscription: on back: "Lost, / but not forever, / W. Irvine / 1741-1804"
A native of Ireland, Irvine was a Revolutionary War officer who achieved the rank of brigandier general. After the war, he was given a large tract of land by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and remained active in the affairs of that state until his death.
Purchase, The Louis Durr Fund
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