Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece - "Mrs. Jackson Comes to Winchester"

The second part of the excerpt of the book, “Stonewall” Jackson by Dr. James I. Robertson, which inspired this painting:

The final stagecoach ride brought Anna to Winchester late at night. She disembarked in front of the Taylor Hotel without baggage and with no one to greet her. With uncertainty she started up the hotel steps. A heavily bearded soldier stepped away from a group of people on the sidewalk and slowly walked up behind her. Powerful arms swung Anna around; kisses rained on her face. It was Jackson. He had ridden down to the hotel with the hope that the midnight
stage might bring his wife.

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