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I am daily visited with convulsive attacks—three this very day—melted down also by nightly hallucinations and dreadful visions and suggestions—sudden delirium also—yesterday one terrible to recollect—and many more a few days previously.
Richard St. George to Henry Fuseli, 1792

Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George's personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798. The art he created and commissioned provides a unique perspective of the physical and emotional costs of these revolutionary moments.

Watch the Performance

"Meet Richard St. George" stars Seth Reichgott as Richard St. George and was written by Chris Braak for the Museum of the American Revolution in conjunction with our 2019-20 special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier.

Go Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes of the making, scripting, and performing of the first-person theatrical performance, "Meet Richard St. George," with actor Seth Reichgott and the Museum's Gallery Interpretation Manager Dr. Tyler Putman.

The performance and behind the scenes videos were produced by Veracity Studios and the Museum of the American Revolution. The Museum produced this original first-person theatrical performance in conjunction with the 2019-20 special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, that dramatizes the life and experiences of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George.

With Special Thanks To:

LINE OF IRELAND SPONSORS
Kazie and John C. Harvey
Irish Georgian Society
Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme

SUPPORTERS
Richard Brown and Mary Jo Otsea
Irish American Business Chamber and Network
The Society of St. George – Philadelphia
Welfare Foundation
WSFS Bank 

Additional Support Provided By:
Peter Mark
James S. and Sally Studdiford

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Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

September 28, 2019 - March 17, 2020
Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier followed the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798.
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Cost of Revolution

Martin Myrone: From Gainsborough to Gothic Nightmares

Watch Tate Britain curator Dr. Martin Myrone explore the extraordinary life and art of Richard St. George in its art historical context
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This image depicts the book cover for Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier. This is a catalog of a limited run Museum exhibition. The cover shows two portraits of Richard St. George.
 

Cost of Revolution

Read an excerpt from the Museum of the American Revolution's Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier exhibition catalog.
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