22 1/4 x 32 1/8 in. (56.5 x 81.6 cm)
Framed: 34 1/8 x 44 1/8 in. (86.7 x 112.1 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Located on the Delaware River, just outside Philadelphia, Fort Mifflin is most remarked on for its role in the Revolutionary War, when its defense of the river extended the war past the winter of 1777. A prison during the Civil War, Eastman here depicts the fort as part of a pastoral scene, from the perspective of approaching from a rustic path. The broad river, dotted with sailboats, sweeps off the right side of the canvas, and a few individuals go about their business outside the fort walls.