Artwork

Portrait of Lieutenant John Ross

Lieutenant John Ross of the 34th Regiment was a distinguished member of the British Army. After the final campaigns of the French and Indian War, he explored and mapped the Mississippi Valley before rotating back to Great Britain with his regiment in the late- 1760s. Ross returned to America in 1776 and participated in a number of battles in the North. This circa 1769 portrait, attributed to Scottish-born artist David Martin, depicts Ross after his first American tour of duty.

See the Portrait of Lieutenant John Ross on display in The Price of Victory section of the core galleries on the second floor.  

Lieutenant John Ross of the 34th Foot
Attributed to David Martin
Edinburgh, Scotland
ca. 1769
Oil on Canvas
Museum of the American Revolution
2013.03.0001