Mort Künstler (b. 1931)
Mort Künstler (b. 1931)

Sheridan's Men

Mort Künstler (b. 1931)
Sheridan's Men
signed with conjoined initials and dated '© MKünstler/'82' (lower left)
oil on board
22¾ x 29¾ in. (57.8 x 75.6 cm.)
The artist.
[With]Hammer Galleries, New York.
Private collection, acquired from the above, 1982.
By descent to the present owner.
Hammer Galleries, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1982, p. 1, illustrated.
H.S. Commager, The American Spirit--The Paintings of Mort Künstler, New York, 1986, pp. 8, 88-89, illustrated.
Civil War 1990 Calendar, Stamford, Connecticut, 1990, illustrated.
First Day Issue, Philatelic History of the Civil War featuring artwork by Mort Künstler, “Campaign to capture Mobile Begins,” MBI: Postal Commemorative Society, Norwalk, Connecticut, postmark Mar. 17,1990, Envelope 95, illustrated.
J.M. McPherson, Images of the Civil War, New York, 1992, pp. 146-47, 182, illustrated.
Information Card, Atlas Editions, Durham, Connecticut, 1994, Card 21-10, Battle of Cold Harbor.
M. Künstler, R. Gragg, The Civil War, 1861-1865: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Sparks, Nevada, 1996, pp. 10-11, illustrated.
Civil War Calendar 1996, Delafield, Wisconsin, 1996, illustrated.
Collector Cards, The Civil War: The Art of Mort Künstler, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, 1996, card 11.
M. Künstler, Mort Künstler's Civil War: The North, Nashville, Tennessee, 1997, pp. 162-67, illustrated.
Civil War Calendar 1999, Baltimore, Maryland, 1999, illustrated.
Civil War Calendar 2001, Delafield, Wisconsin, 2001, illustrated.
Civil War Calendar 2008, Waukesha, Wisconsin, 2008, illustrated.
M. Künstler, The Civil War Paintings of Mort Künstler, Vol 4: Gettysburg to Appomattox. Nashville, Tennesee, 2008, pp. 127, 128-29, p. 130-131, illustrated.
New York, Hammer Galleries, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, November 23-December 11, 1982.
Roslyn, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, "For Us the Living": The Civil War in Paintings by Mort Kunstler, September 25, 2010-January 9, 2011.

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Lot Essay

A label on the frame reads, "General Phillip Henry Sheridan was one of the most successful commanders of the Union cavalry. This painting depicts Company L of the cavalry regiment deployed and ready for battle early on the morning of October 19th, 1864 outside Cedar Creek."

The present work was featured on a commemorative first day stamp produced by the MBI: Postal Commemorative Society.

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