Original framed painting of “The Sentry” by artist Andrew Knez. Oil painted and Italian framed. Outside dimensions of the frame measure 26.5″ by 18.5″.
This painting depicts a member of the 8th Pennsylvania regiment, and the horrendous conditions faced at Valley Forge. The men endured a three-hundred mile forced winter march across Pennsylvania to join Washington’s forces in January of 1777. They engaged in numerous conflicts prior to going to Valley Forge the following December. Their clothing and accoutrements, which were poor to begin with, were now in tatters. It is not difficult to imagine this sentries many feelings and questions about his personal sacrifices, and the value of freedom, as the wind and snow whips around him.