Born in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of his time, Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was a Polish, Lithuanian, American, and Belarusian national hero and military general. Kosciuszko fought as a Colonel in the American Revolutionary War, Lieutenant General in the Polish-Russian War of 1792, and Commander-in-Chief of the Kosciuszko Uprising in 1794. As one of Poland's most brilliant military commanders of the time, Kosciuszko receive the Virtuti Militari Medal, Poland's highest military decoration even today, for his leadership in the War of 1792. He aided many U.S. slaves to obtain their freedom and completely freed all his own serfs. Mikael Dziewanowski identified him as a "pioneer of emancipation and a spokesman for racial democracy and justice in eighteenth-century America" and Thomas Jefferson regarded him "as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known." All around the world many places now bear his name in commemoration.
It takes a very knowledgeable and talented artist to create military figures that meet the expectations of the most demanding collectors. We were fortunate to become friends with one whose specialty is Polish army figures. He makes only a few per month, so you may wait 4-5 months before your order will be filled. But, when you receive it, your patience will be rewarded when you open the box. They are amazing and worth the wait. The attention to detail and historical accuracy is breath taking. Individually handcrafted of hand-painted plaster, fired in an oven and mounted on a wooden pedestal. Available in very limited quantities, basically custom made. Each approx. 8.0" tall.