Capturing the very beginning of Jackson’s funeral procession was a unique concept, but there was more on my mind. I also wanted the painting to serve as a prequel to “Final Visit,” with Robert E. Lee at Jackson’s grave in Lexington. – Mort Künstler
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 4
The general’s body was first placed at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond for the public to mourn, and then it was transported for burial near his home in Lexington. Upon arrival the casket was received by a corps of cadets, escorted to the Virginia Military Institute, and placed in the very same lecture room where, as a Professor, Jackson had taught prior to the war.
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