8 October 2004
EDWIN FORBES (1839-1895), 1861-1865
Group of three Civil War Watercolors
The first with five figural groups labeled First Sergent, Sgt and Private, Campaigning, Sound of the Rally and Sentinel, signed lower center; the second with five figural groups labeled Corporal & Bugler, Colour Guard, Old & New Guard, Utah Invaders and On the Plains, signed lower center; the third with five figural groups labeled Ready for a Scout, Chief Bugler & Sergent Major, A Jessup Lancer, One of the "Forty" and Rifleman & Bugler, signed lower center.
watercolor on paper
7 ¼ x 10 in. (3)
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Between 1861 and 1865, Forbes worked as a staff artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper; his sketches of the Civil War were used for etches and book illustrations.
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