"The Story Of The Revolution"
In 1898, Henry Cabot Lodge published his book, “The Story of the Revolution” in which he tells the history of the Revolutionary War. For this two volume book, Lodge commissioned a handful of artists to create images illustrating visual content for specific passages in the book. The artists did not draw or illustrate the images that Lodge requested, instead, they painted the images in full; paying attention to every detail in their brushstrokes.
Drawn entirely from the Historic Beverly collection, “The Story of the Revolution” in Beverly brings together the first edition of Lodge’s book and the 44 original paintings that were commissioned for the publication, which have not been exhibited together since 1898.
Open at the Cabot House through September 4, 2021, the “Story of the Revolution” in Beverly exhibit explores the artists, the text and the history of the time of the Revolutionary War in Beverly and the Nation.