US Marine Corps, First Issue of Uniforms. Folk Art
Size with frame: 39 inches height and 46 inches wide
Size of exposed canvas front only in frame: 28 ½ inches height X 35 ¾ inches wide
Size of frame (moulding) covering canvas on all four sides is approximately 1 ¼ inches.
The oil on canvas remains in the original frame,since purchased July 1927. The painting and frame will remain together.
Frame identification: There is a partly readable label located on the back that reads. Sammons, Clark & Co, 197 & 199 South Clinton St, Chicago, IL, Mouldings. Please see the image close-up page.
A journal article about the folk art picture was published in the "International Military Collector and Historian" - Volume 56 Number 2 - Summer 2004. Copyrights of the painting photographs are owned by Jenny Dinsmoor and may not be reproduced without written permission. (Please see the journal page.)
The following pages are research and documentation of this early painting depicting an American Marine action. This includes a copy the article published, US Marines First Issue of Uniforms Folk Art, Artist Unknown approx. date 1798-1806. All research is under each respective file tab. Thank you for reviewing.
Previous Websites: http://usmarinesart.tripod.com/index.html and http://www.jgsart.com/artdiscoveries.ivnu
The owner of the painting wishes to sell to a group of interested military men or military historians. Hopefully, the groups intention will be to donate it to the new US Marine Corps Museum in Washington D.C.
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