Dennis Malone Carter
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Dennis Malone Carter
Dennis Malone Carter
Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat.jpg
Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat by Dennis Malone Carter
DiedJuly 6, 1881
Known forPainting
Notable work
Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat

Dennis Malone Carter (c. 1820 - 1881) was an Irish-American painter. Carter's birth date is variously listed as 1818, 1820, and 1827. Born in Ireland, he immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1839.[1] He settled in New York City, painting portraits and historical settings, where he died in July 1881.[2][3]


Year Title Image Dimension Collection Comments
1852 Intrusion on the Realm of the Forest, oil on canvas 39 × 49½ in. (99 × 125.73 cm.) The collection of William B. Ruger Subject: A group of native Americans at the base of a wooded hill.[1]
1854 Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth, oil Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York Subject: Molly Pitcher loading a cannon at the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolutionary War, 1778.[4]
1856 Molly Pitcher Being Presented to George Washington, oil Subject: Molly Pitcher presented to George Washington in commendation for her actions at the Battle of Monmouth.[4][5]
1856 The Battle of New Orleans Subject: Andrew Jackson leading the American defense against the British at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.[6]
1866 Lincoln's Drive Through Richmond Subject: A crowd, mostly white, saluting Abraham Lincoln's carriage as it passes through Richmond, Virginia[7]
1878 Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat, oil Decatur Boarding the Tripolitan Gunboat.jpg 43 × 59 in. (109.2 × 149.9 cm.) National Museum of the United States Navy, Naval Historical Foundation, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Subjects: Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr. (1779-1820); Midshipman Thomas Macdonough, Jr. (1783-1825). Scene: during the bombardment of Tripoli (in modern-day Libya), 3 August 1804 (during First Barbary War); US forces under command of Commodore Edward Preble (1761-1807).


  1. ^ a b Conzelman, Adrienne Ruger (2002). "Dennis Malone Carter". After the Hunt: The Art Collection of William B. Ruger. Stackpole Books. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-8117-0037-5.
  2. ^ "Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center". Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  3. ^ Mantle Fielding (1 January 1986). Mantle Fielding's dictionary of American painters, sculptors and engravers. Apollo Book. ISBN 978-0-938290-04-9. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b Grant De Pauw, Linda (11 July 2014). Battle Cries and Lullabies: Women in War from Prehistory to the Present. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-8061-7074-9.
  5. ^ Mitnick, Barbara J. (2005). New Jersey in the American Revolution. Rutgers University Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-8135-3602-6.
  6. ^ Hickey, Donald R.; Clark, Connie D. (8 October 2015). The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812. Routledge. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-317-70198-9.
  7. ^ Holzer, Harold; Gabbard, Sara Vaughn (27 April 2015). 1865: America Makes War and Peace in Lincoln's Final Year. SIU Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-8093-3401-8.

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