John Buxton painting

George Rogers Clark

24" x 20" oil

 

 

Painting information:

 

This painting was commissioned by the Clark County Historical Society of Springfield, Ohio. In 1780 George Rogers Clark and his men from Kentucky raided the Native American village of "Peckuwetha" (or Piqua) in retaliation for numerous raids on white settlements. The British were supporting these Indian raids against the upstart colonists and possibly helped with producing the nearly six miles of planted corn at Peckuwetha. This crop was to supply them through the winter during further Revolutionary Wartime raids. The corn was destroyed.

 

This painting conveys Clark as he may have looked in the summer of 1780 at 27 1/2 years of age.

 

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