1995 Reprint of General William Tecumseh Sherman by Cester Harding
Item #: WR282
This is a 1995 reprint of a portrait of General William Tecumseh Sherman done by artist Chester Harding. Chester Harding lived from 1792 to 1866. He was one of America's great portrait artist. In this painting Harding has placed General Sherman in the mountain country of the Union's western campaign, with his right hand on a map of Georgia and the Carolinas. Perhaps he was planning his famous March to the Sea in 1861. Sherman was president of what was later to become Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Even though he was the father of modern warfare and practiced total destruction in the path of his advancing Army, he professed affection for the South which had been his home for 12 years. Second only to General Grant in importance to the Union cause, he understood the art of war perhaps better than any General on either side. Sherman became Commander in Chief of the Army when Grant was inaugurated President in 1869. He died on 14 February, 1891 in New York City and is buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the last portrait that Chester Harding did before his death. The original portrait is in the collection of the Union League of New York. The print measures 14" wide by 18" high with the white border. The actual image is 11" wide by 14 3/8" high. Framed and matted this would really spice up your war room!
Your Price $25.00 USD
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