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American Paintings and Sculpture
Artist: Ralph Earl, American, 1751–1801
Subject: Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben, American, born Germany, 1730–1794

Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus, Baron von Steuben (1730-1794)

ca. 1786

Oil on canvas

49 3/4 × 41 3/8 in. (126.4 × 105.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore in memory of her nephew Howard Melville Hanna, Jr., B.S. 1931
Made in United States
On view
18th century

Major General von Steuben, New York State; Major William North, New York (Major General von Steuben's former aide-de-camp and adopted heir); Mrs. F. B. Austin, New York (Major North's great-granddaughter); M. Knoedler and Company, New York; William Randolph Hearst, New York; sold via M. Knoedler and Co. to the Yale University Art Gallery, 1939


Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 99, fig. 92.

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