22 September 2015
Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952)
Troops Entering Ponce
signed 'Howard Chandler Christy' (lower left)
gouache and watercolor on paper
28 x 19 in. (71.1 x 48.2 cm.)
Executed in 1898.
Private collection, acquired from the above, circa 1935.
Private collection, by descent, 1962.
By descent to the present owner.
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R.H. Davis, The Cuban and Porto [sic] Rican Campaigns, New York, 1898, p. 313, illustrated.
Howard Chandler Christy was twenty-five when he was sent to Puerto Rico and Cuba as the chief illustrator for Leslie's Magazine to cover the Spanish American War. Christy’s series of Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Riders and other military personnel ran as an especially popular portfolio entitled Men of the Army and Navy in Collier's Weekly in 1899.
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