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Thad Kosciuszko, n.d.

H B. Hall (engraver), W Pate (printer) and G P. Putman & Co (publisher)

engraving (sheet: 24.7 cm x 16.5 cm)

Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kosciuszko (1746–1817) is a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and the United States. A soldier by profession, Kosciuszko participated in notable revolutionary causes – for example, fighting on the side of the republicans in the American Revolutionary War and leading the 1794 Polish uprising against Russia. Polish explorer Paul Edmund de Strzelecki (1797–1873) gave Kosciuszko’s name to Australia’s highest peak during the course of his 1840 geographical survey – supposedly because the shape of the mountain reminded Strzelecki of Kosciuszko’s tomb.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Accession number: 2012.78

Currently not on display

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.