Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece - 2

The Angel of the Battlefield

Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham, December 1862


Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862, Clara Barton tended to hundreds of wounded men at a field hospital that had been established at the Lacy House, also known as Chatham.






You can see that Mort is finalizing his concept. At this point he has a better idea as to what the painting will look like.



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