Portrait of Captain Edward W. Leonard

Date Created
1920
Work Medium
Dimensions
60 in. x 48 in.
CR Number
MIMP466
Signature
Signed/dated: M. Alten/1920 lower right
Signature Details
This Grand Rapids soldier, a graduate of West Point, was killed in action in France on October 14, 1918. Alten painted this posthumous portrait after a snapshot that was taken of the captain a few days before his death. The portrait was commissioned by the Captain's brother Michael Leonard.

In 1932 an American Legion Post was established in Grand Rapids and named the Edward W. Leonard Post.
Provenance

Private collection

Subjects
Military Portrait
Michigan