Benedict Arnold Historical Figure

Image

Benedict Arnold Historical Figure
Benedict Arnold Historical Figure bust
Benedict Arnold Historical Figure hat interior closeup view

Title

Benedict Arnold Historical Figure

Identifier

1977-103.8

Source

Accession No.: 1977-103.8

Description

Benedict Arnold distinguished himself as a military leader in the Revolutionary War, but became bitter when others were promoted ahead of him despite his exemplary record. As commander of West Point in 1780, he planned to betray the fort to the British but the plot was discovered and Arnold spent the rest of his life in exile.

He married socially prominent Peggy Shippen from Philadelphia, who long endured Arnold's life as traitor.

This sculpture is part of American Revolution! George Stuart Historical Figures ® on display at the Museum of Ventura County 2021-2022. More on the figures at the George S. Stuart Historical Figures, US Patriots and Founders webpage.

Creator

Stuart, George S.

Date

1960s-1970s

Format

Figure

Subject

Arnold, Benedict--1741-1801
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)
Ojai (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

Historical Figures® by George S. Stuart
Images © copyright Peter d'Aprix & Dee Finning

Type

Physical Object (Figure)

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Stuart, George S., “Benedict Arnold Historical Figure,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed January 20, 2022, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4634.