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This 1857 painting by American artist Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887) entitled Baron de Kalb Introducing Lafayette to Silas Deane shows the German-born officer Johann de Kalb introducing American diplomat Silas Deane to the youthful Marquis de Lafayette in Paris in 1776. The Continental Congress had sent Deane as a secret agent to France in order to seek financial and military assistance against the British. Deane enlisted the services of a number of foreign officers. De Kalb and Lafayette, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1777, took leadership roles in the Continental Army.

Artwork Details

  • Baron de Kalb Introducing Lafayette to Silas Deane
    Painted by Alonzo Chappel
    New York
    1857
    Oil on Canvas
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2003.00.0493  

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