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    AN ALLEN C. REDWOOD CIVIL WAR WATERCOLOR - SOLDIER / ARTIST OF THE CONFEDERACY - SIGNED 'A.C.R.' LOWER LEFT. Allen C. Redwood, a North Carolina native, joined the 55th Virginia at the start of the Civil War and witnessed extensive combat at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg where he was seriously wounded. All the while, he was producing sketches of the war, images he would later transfer to quality watercolors such as this untitled work depicting soldiers in a thick forest in the midst of battle. In his monochromatic style, Redwood uses subtle shades of black to define the combatants, the trees and smoke of battle. Sparked by platinum white flashes of saber blades and puffs of smoke, Redwood has created a master work in watercolor on paper.

    Allen C. Redwood survived the war to create many more works depicting the horrors of war, images he witnessed personally, becoming one of the most famous chroniclers of the war. He moved to Baltimore after the war and many of his works are prominently displayed at the Virginia Historical Society today.

    Condition:
    Slight tear, upper left which does not affect the principle image, framed.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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