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Est: $50,000 USD - $70,000 USD
James D. JuliaOctober 07, 2008Fairfield, ME, US

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MONUMENTAL CIVIL WAR OIL ON CANVAS BY BISPHAM. This spectacular painting, executed by Henry Collins Bispham (American, 1841-1882), depicts Union foragers returning with livestock. Foragers were responsible for scouring the countryside for food supplies for their advancing armies. This incredible, action-filled image depicts mounted soldiers and a black herdsman together with a great variety of livestock being herded back to base camp. A panoramic backdrop of forests, hills and waterfall. The magnificent period gesso decorated frame has title plaque "The Foragers Return-1864". Signed, lower left and dated 1864. Bispham, from Philadelphia, studied with masters such as William Trost Richards, and while in Paris he studied under Otto Webber. Many of his paintings were exhibited during his lifetime at various academies including the prestigious National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arte, and more. A magnificent Civil War Painting. SIZE: 40-1/2" x 72". CONDITION: Generally very good. There is some spot inpainting and one small closed puncture. 4-37280 (50,000-70,000)

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Spectacular 2 Session Militaria Auction: Session II

James D. Julia
October 07, 2008, 10:00 AM EST

P.O. Box 830 203 Skowhegan Rd, Fairfield, ME, 04937, US