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    Walton Taber, "Buford's Cavalry", pen, ink, and graphite, 16' x 8" (sight size), matted and framed to an overall size of 23" x 16", signed lower left "Taber 1861". A very fine work used to illustrate the profile "John Buford" by Russell F. Weigley in Civil War Times Illustrated, June 1966. The illustration shows a dismounted cavalry troop firing from behind a stone and rail fence. Excellent condition.

    Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Isaac Taber, sometimes listed as Walton Taber, became one of America's foremost illustrators, especially known for his nearly 250 illustrations for a project called Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. He was highly skilled in pen and ink drawings.

    He studied at the Cooper Union Art School in New York and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy. He illustrated the first editions of Rudyard Kipling's Captain Courageous and contributed to many magazines including Century and St. Nicholas.


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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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