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Conrad Wise Chapman 1842 - 1910

Estimate
70,000 - 100,000 USD
Sold
106,250 USD
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Description

  • Conrad Wise Chapman
  • Camp of the Third Kentucky Confederate Infantry at Corinth, Mississippi
  • signed with the artist's monogrammed initials CWC, dated May 11, 1862 and inscribed Cornith (lower right); also inscribed Third Kentucky Confederate Infantry/Corinth Miss. on the reverse
  • oil on panel

Provenance

Richard Green Gallery, London, England
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1969

Catalogue Note

The present work is based on an oil sketch Conrad Wise Chapman made during his service with the 3rd Kentucky Infantry during the American Civil War. Although it is dated 1862 Chapman likely executed this work a few years later, perhaps during his furlough in Rome in 1864. Chapman took the sketches he made in the field with him abroad. With the help of his father, John Gadsby Chapman, he executed thirty-one extant paintings based on these sketches. According to Ben Bassham, the minute facial details of the figures in the present work may have been rendered by the elder Chapman, himself a successful artist and illustrator.
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