Portrait of General John. J. Pershing

Portrait of General John J. Pershing at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Chaumont, France, during World War I, 1918. Oil on illustration board. Pershing wears his AEF uniform with four gold stars on his shoulder and a brown leather Sam Browne Belt across his chest. He wears the insignia of the United States Army on his collar. His hair and moustache are gray and he is looking to the right of the viewer. Signed at bottom left by Pershing in red crayon. Signed at bottom right by the artist, Joseph Cummings Chase.
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date made
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1917 - 1918
depicted (sitter)
Pershing, John J.
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Place Made
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Chaumont
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
canvas (overall material)
wood (overall material)
plastic strip (overall material)
staples (overall material)
overall: 25 in x 19 in; 63.5 cm x 48.26 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Committee to Acquire for the Nation the Chase Collection of A. E. F. Portraits
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Pershing War Office
Data Source
National Museum of American History