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Auction 98, Lot 452

"Life Studies of the Great Army", Forbes, Edwin

Subject: Civil War

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19 x 24 inches
48.3 x 61 cm
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Complete set of 40 Civil War etchings. A beautiful and vivid look at the life of the average solider during the conflict. From 1862 to 1864, Forbes followed the Army of the Potomac as staff artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. He was more interested in the day-to-day existence of the Union soldiers than the great battles or important generals. This moving work characterizes his important drawings from the war in a series of fine etchings.


Condition: A

Original green cloth boards loose and spine gone. All etchings present and in generally very good condition with original tissue guards.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000


Closed on 3/6/2002