|Title||Captain Thomas MacDonough, Jr.|
|Collection||Works of Art|
|Credit line||DHS Purchase from Mrs. Zechariah Macdonough Roberts|
Framed, oil on canvas portrait of Captain Thomas MacDonough, Jr. (1783 -1825), a naval officer who achieved fame during the War of 1812 commanding the American naval forces that defeated the British at the Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain on September 11, 1814. The bust portrait depicts a young man with reddish hair dressed in a Naval uniform of the early 19th century with a high, dark stock around the neck and a heart pendant hanging below it.
|Dimensions||H-24.5 W-20.5 D-2.5 inches|
|Dimension Details||framed dimensions|
|Provenance||This portrait came from the family of Zechariah M. Roberts of Middletown, CT, and was purchased from them in January 1897 by Mr. Lewis C. Vandegrift (a Wilmington lawyer, local history buff, and author of a memoir on MacDonough), who presented it to the Delaware Historical Society. According to the family, the portrait was painted in Venice, Italy.|
Macdonough, Jr., Thomas
Lieutenant Thomas MacDonough, Jr.
Thomas MacDonough, Jr.
War of 1812
New Castle County
Battle of Lake Champlain
|Place of Origin||Venice, Italy|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|