Friday, October 20, 2017

Künstler Paintings at Heritage American Art Auction - Nov. 3, 2017

Heritage Auctions • American Art Signature Auction • Dallas • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017  11:00 pm CST/ 12:00 pm EST  Online bidding open now • Click on each image below for more information, or click here • Contact Aviva Lehmann at Heritage Auctions • (212) 486-3530

Stonewall and Mary Anna Jackson, Winchester, Va., Feb. 1, 1862
2003, oil on canvas, 26" x 38"
Lot #69177
I chose Winchester again as the setting for this painting of Stonewall and Mary Anna Jackson. It was the winter of 1861-62 that Jackson had established his headquarters there and brought his wife from Lexington. They had little time together during the war, and this was the single longest interlude that they enjoyed. He spent a lot of time that winter moving around Winchester, but he was able to have a precious moment or two with his wife. — Mort Künstler

Clara Barton with Walt Whitman at Chatham, December 15, 1862
2010, oil on canvas, 23" x 34"
Lot # 69176

In December of 1862, the small town of Fredericksburg, Virginia bore witness to one of the most one-sided battles of the entire Civil War. After crossing the Rappahannock River and taking possession of the heavily shelled town, Federal troops were devastated during a series of futile assaults on an impenetrable area beyond the city.  Among the sea of bloody uniforms, a number of gray-clad wounded Confederate soldiers were caught behind enemy lines.  Clara Barton, "The Angel of the Battlefield," treated them with the same care and concern that she employed with the Union soldiers. The poet and journalist Walt Whitman was a frequent hospital volunteer and field aide during the war, and was there to assist Clara Barton after this battle. 

Paperback book covers
1982, oil on board, 17-1/2" x 23"
Lot #69025

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