The Bravest of the Brave - General Rosecrans Reconnoitering

Title

The Bravest of the Brave - General Rosecrans Reconnoitering

Abstract

Unusual large portrait drawing; beautifully rendered .

Artist

Date

no date

Transcription

Recto: "Harpers published the best photograph of Rosecrans, get that, make the beard and hair light all published ones are too dark. Rosecrans is very fair, I give you R's dress exactly, common blue overcoat. 2 lower buttons fast, the rest flying open, showing the dark undercoat and the 2 rows of 3 cluster buttons [small sketch] slouched hat, give expression as cool and unconcerned as possible. His staff officers are between the guns, shouting and waving their hands for him to come back. I think you can make a splendid historical picture of this, do your best. Put R more in the center of the picture the ground is rising and in a slumpy field, be sure and make a tip-top portrait. // The Bravest of the Brave. // Gen Rosecrans reconnoitering under the guns of the Stokes Battery (Chicago Board of Trade Battery) Battle of Stone River."
Verso: no text.

Condition

In three pieces; ripped along vertical and horizontal folds; dog ears at corners; modern (archival) adhesive on back.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

17 x 13.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870
Portrait drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

35.8805236, -86.4348155

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-UK-NDb (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4530

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-UK-NDb

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “The Bravest of the Brave - General Rosecrans Reconnoitering,” The Becker Collection, accessed April 23, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2808.