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Artist ID, Style ID of Civil War Era Drawing/Sketch

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 02:06 pm
@iGeo,
the horse in the sketch is looking the opposite direction from the one in these pix
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 02:09 pm
@ehBeth,
Ah, memories of Marcus - (shown on the wiki page)
the photo is a bit spotted from that particular scanner

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/Marcusinglass167.jpg
timur
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 04:15 pm
While it's true that the sketch could represent thousands of places all around Europe and the world, I like to think that it is in the US.

Gen Reynolds' statue in Philadelphia seems to fit the requirements:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/98354517.jpg
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 04:40 pm
History is not a science, despite what J. B. Bury said. But in historiography, as in science, one does not come to a conclusion because one wishes to, but because of the evidence. One does not reach a conclusion despite the evidence. As Saab pointed out, the two vehicles in the picture could be streetcars, trolleys. I've already provided a link to show that electric streetcars appeared, famously, in Richmond in 1888. While it is unlikely that that system was AC--George Westinghouse and some associates had only established the first municipal AC system in Buffalo in 1886--AC or DC, the streetcars and the streetlights make it clear that, wherever this sketch was made, electricity was in use. I don't object to the idea that this is the Washington statue in Richmond, for as clumsy as the artwork may be. There is no way, however, that that is a Richmond street scene from the era of the American civil war.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 04:40 pm
@ossobuco,
I still keep my Marcus Aurelius paperback in my bathroom. I'm the sentimental sort.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 04:46 pm
@ossobuco,
I figure it is more modern too, by now, whether that is a bus or not, but I still like the wet sketch.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 07:21 pm
@Setanta,
Youll be happy to know that the Philly stashu is your buddy, Generalissimo Joshua Chamberlain wearing hizzown CMH
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 07:32 pm
@timur,
if so, the artist took some liberties with the base

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/John_F._Reynolds_statue.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 6 Apr, 2016 07:42 pm
@ehBeth,
oops thats not Chamberlains corner, he didnt have a beard . Chamberlains on the back corner of the City hall building.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2016 02:29 am
@farmerman,
Aw . . . yer shinin' me on . . . Reynolds was Pennsylvania's favorite son, and by getting himself killed on the first day of Gettysburg, he assured that he'd have no opportunity to tarnish his reputation.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2016 04:57 am
@Setanta,
for some reason theres Joshua. Hes up the street on another corner and its a mystery, it was on some anniversary of when he nominated himself for the medal of honor . Remember, Pottsville Pa has a statue of Henry Clay (just to honor his support of a tarriff on foreign coal)
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2016 05:22 am
@farmerman,
Them folks in Pottsville knew what side their bread was buttered on, and didn't intend to drop it butter-side down. Don't get me started of Joshua "I saved the nation" Chamberlain, which is what i suspect you're up to.
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iGeo
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2016 12:58 pm
@Setanta,
I've never said that I made a conclusion, but simply a theory. And, I find that the "streetcars" are inconclusive. I don't see it. If it is, where are the wheels? They appear to be a part of the building or some other object.

I also notice that there's a triangular shaped hat on the person riding the horse. The GW equestrian statue also has a triangular shaped hat oriented the same way. Comparison images are below.

The other historic individual that comes to mind is Napoleon Bonaparte. He also sported that signature hat of his which had a triangular-like shape. There's one in Cherbourg, France, but that equestrian statue has the horse facing left and not right like in the sketch. The surrounding structures, pedestal, and composition of the area are off, too.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee451/kovacs22/P1080191_zpsfsfzlkoh.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee451/kovacs22/1858gw_zpsdnpipesq.jpg
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