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    Civil War Watercolor of General Franz Sigel's Headquarters at Sperriville. This 9" x 5.5" watercolor was painted by Anthony Kellner, a Civil War artist assigned to the command of Union General Franz Sigel. Titled "General Sigel's Headquarters at Sperriville," the artist captures first-hand the headquarters of General Franz Sigel at Sperriville (actually Sperryville), Virginia on July 16, 1862. Sigel, a German-born Union general, was in command of I Corps at the time and had apparently commandeered this lovely home as his headquarters where his army was encamped until August 8, 1862. The artist, Anthony Kellner, was attached to Sigel's command and created a series of watercolors depicting scenes of the war, camp life, and this depiction of a Union soldier standing guard. Union soldiers can be seen on the front porch of the home, the flowers are in bloom - even an open window is shown through which the artist shows a portrait hanging on a wall. Very nicely matted and framed and signed at the lower right "Draw. by A. Kellner, Artist attached to G. Sigel's Headqu." with the title of the picture at front, this is a vivid portrayal of a scene during the Civil War not usually seen.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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