Portrait of Thomas McDonogh

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.

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