COMING IN DECEMBER 2020
DON TROIANI “BONNIE BLUE FLAG” ORIGINAL OIL ON CANVAS.
inv # 02-13991
Oil on canvas 39 1/2×44″, frame 44×48″ signed & dated lower left: “D. Troiani / 1990”.
As described by the artist. “At the battle of Spotsylvania, May 12 1864, General Stephen Dodson Ramseur’s North Carolina brigade struggles to hold back General [Winfield Scott] Hancock’s massive breakthrough. At the critical moment private Tisdale Stepp of the 4th North Carolina burst out with the great Southern War song “The Bonnie Blue Flag” which was taken up & down the line. The flags of the 4th & 14th North Carolina were side by side at this moment while General Ramseur has his wound treated. My old relic hunting buddy, the late Wendell Lang posed for the wounded Confederate in the left hand corner.”
Don Troiani (b. 1949) is considered among the best historical military painters of our time. His numerous limited edition prints of especially Civil War scenes are well known. Don received his training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & New York City’s Art Students League. His paintings are known for their precise & accurate detail. Every uniform, weapon, accoutrements, flag, etc. is thoroughly researched & accurately portrayed. Rarely do large original paintings come to market.