John Buxton painting

Wet Way, Washington's Choice

12" x 12" oil

 

 

Painting information:

 

In 1755, George Washington was an aid to General Braddock as they built the road toward the Forks of the Ohio. It was a southern route from Virginia and more advantageous, as a future trade route, to Virginia's interests and to Washington's as well.

 

Therefore, as Washington accompanied General Forbes three years later; again in hopes of removing French forces from the Forks, Washington championed the southern route over Forbes developing a new inland passage. Forbes, however, did it his way and was successful in capturing Fort Duquesne.

 

The painting title, WET WAY..., in no way suggests Washington favoring water routes -- unless it was perhaps part of the old Braddock Road.

 

 

Reproductions of this painting were produced.

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