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Famous Portrait of the 38-year-old newly promoted Brigadier General later boldly inscribed and signed as General
n.p., n.d. Printed Portrait Signed ?To A.B. Nilsen / With the best wishes of / Douglas MacArthur / General, U.S.A.? Black & white, 5.5? x 7.5? image, overall 6.75? x 9.25?. ?© / Joseph / Cummings / Chase /1918 / Sinsig a/R? and title ?Mac Arthur? in plate. Surface crease at upper right corner. Fine condition.Artist Joseph Cummings Chase (1878-1965) wrote about this portrait in ?Face Value: The Autobiography of the Portrait Painter? (New York: Rolton House, 1962): ?I found General Douglas MacArthur in Sinsig, the youngest division Commander of them all. In his portrait you see the wound stripes on his sleeve that he acquired while he was leading his men in the capture of Hills 242 and 288 and at Cote-de-Chatillion as a Brigade Commander. For these exploits he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and, so I was told, at the same time, a threat that if he did not keep away from the front line of battle he would be sent home. The idea behind the threat, of course, was that it takes too long to make
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