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The Fight on Lexington Common, April 19, 1775

Howard Pyle1898/1898

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum

Henry Cabot Lodge's text describes this first skirmish of the American Revolution, when British troops defeated American militiamen in Lexington, near Boston. Pyle's painting - one of twelve for Lodge's text - is less an illustration of Lodge's minimally descriptive words, and more an image of the heroism and pathos of wounded and dying Americans.

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  • Title: The Fight on Lexington Common, April 19, 1775
  • Date: 1898/1898
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: H. Pyle (LRC)
  • Physical Dimensions: w35.25 x h23.25 in (Complete)
  • Illustrator: Howard Pyle
  • Illustration Citation: The Story of the Revolution, by Henry Cabot Lodge, in Scribner's Magazine, January 1898
  • Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1912
  • Provenance: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
  • External Link: http://emuseum.delart.org:8080/emuseum/view/objects/asitem/items$0040:2052
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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