David R. Wagner Painting Unveiled

The unveiling of Wagner’s painting of the massing of the French troops at East Hartford in 1782. Left to right: Jini Jones Vail, Alisha Desilva, David R. Wagner

The unveiling of Wagner’s painting of the massing of the French troops at East Hartford in 1782. Left to right: Jini Jones Vail, Alisha Desilva, David R. Wagner

On November 1, 2013. Alisha Desilva invited my husband John and me, to attend the unveiling of the painting she had commissioned by the artist, David R. Wagner. David is well known for his multitude of paintings devoted to the Victory March of General Rochambeau and his 4000 French troops through America 1781-1783.

Alisha asked Wagner to created a second painting depicting the massing of the French troops at East Hartford, CT. The French had been in America for two years and were marching to Boston to embark on their ships after a successful joint campaign with George Washington that culminated with the battle at Yorktown against Lord Cornwallis.

The unveiling took place at the Art and Frame Studio of Terry and James Tottenham in Oxford, CT.

Rochambeau marker at East Hartford, CT

Rochambeau marker at East Hartford, CT