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Thomas McDonogh was an Irish immigrant who served as private secretary to John Wentworth, the last royal governor of New Hampshire. McDonogh fled the colony with Wentworth in 1775 and was a loyalist refugee in Nova Scotia. Following the 1783 Peace of Paris, McDonogh was appointed British consul in Boston, a post in which he served until his death in 1805. The Museum owns this 1794 portrait of McDonogh along with two of McDonogh’s diplomatic uniforms closely modeled on the pattern of a British general officer's uniform.

Artwork Details

  • Thomas McDonogh
    North America
    1794
    Oil on Tin
    Museum of the American Revolution, Gift of Alexander Acevedo
    2014.08.0005

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