- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

FORT TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - A rare French painting depicting a French military camp scene from the mid-18th century has been added to the art collection at Fort Ticonderoga.

Officials at the upstate tourist attraction and museum say the campaign depicted in the painting involved French soldiers who fought in northern Italy during the War of Austrian Succession in the 1740s.

The soldiers in the painting wear the distinctive white uniforms of a French infantry regiment that later served and fought at Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War.

Fort Ticonderoga officials say the artwork from around 1747 is one of the few surviving contemporary images of French regiments that saw service in North America in the 1700s.

The painting will be put on display during the museum’s 2016 season in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center.

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