Kasimir Pulaski.Marésal de la Terre de Lonza [...] (De la Coll.on de L. Chodzko)
P. Dien impr. [Paris, n.d., c. 1840.]
Stipple engraving on steel. Sheet 270 x 185mm, 10½ x 7¼".
Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779), a Polish refugee who became a general in the Continental Army under George Washington, and has been called the Father of the American cavalry. He was killed at the Battle of Savannah and is one of only seven people to be awarded honorary United States citizenship, granted 2009. Casimir Pulaski Day is a public holiday in Illinois. A portrait from the collection of Leonard Chodzko (1800-71), a Polish historian active in the November Uprising of 1830 and the Great Emigration that followed it. It was used on a 1931 US postage stamp.
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