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Lot 64: [CIVIL WAR]. STUART, James Ewell Brown ("Jeb"), (1833-1864). Carte-de-visite portrait signed ("J.E.B. Stuart"), after an unidentified photographer (Vannerson, Richmond?), no date [1863 or 1864]. 3 7/8 x 2½ in., including mount. Verso without

Est: $8,000 USD - $12,000 USDSold:
Christie'sJune 24, 2009New York, NY, US

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[CIVIL WAR]. STUART, James Ewell Brown ("Jeb"), (1833-1864). Carte-de-visite portrait signed ("J.E.B. Stuart"), after an unidentified photographer (Vannerson, Richmond?), no date [1863 or 1864]. 3 7/8 x 2½ in., including mount. Verso without backstamp. Minor soiling. Boldly signed "J.E.B. Stuart" in lower portion of mount, with his typical very thin pen nib. A light signature; Stuart's ink evidently resisted the smooth surface of the card.

A VERY RARE, WAR-DATE SIGNED PORTRAIT of Stuart, arguably the finest cavalry commander of the Civil War. This example is the only signed carte-de-visite of Stuart of which we are aware. An attractive, vignetted version of the best war-date portrait of the Confederate cavalier cum warrior, in a seated pose in full Confederate uniform. One of Stuart's favorite maxims was "If you are in doubt what to do, attack."

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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


Auction Details

Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

by
Christie's
June 24, 2009, 02:00 PM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10020, US