The Marquis de Lafayette with James Armistead Lafayette

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Harrison W. Mark
by Jean-Baptiste Le Paon
published on 09 February 2024
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A portrait of Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (center) at the Siege of Yorktown; on the right is depicted James Armistead, an enslaved African American spy who gathered intelligence on the British army to deliver to the marquis. After the war, the marquis helped secure the spy's freedom, who adopted the name of James Lafayette. This work was commissioned by Marquis de Lafayette himself to show his commitment to abolitionism.

Oil on canvas Jean-Baptiste Le Paon, 1782.

Lafayette College Art Collection, Easton.

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Paon, J. L. (2024, February 09). The Marquis de Lafayette with James Armistead Lafayette. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18457/the-marquis-de-lafayette-with-james-armistead-lafa/

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