Overall Size: 24" x 29 1/2". 1750 Limited Edition Numbered and Signed 100 Patron's Edition Numbered and Signed 75 Artist Proofs Numbered and Signed Mort Künstler's Comments. Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. " Those were the last words spoken by General "Stonewall Jackson - and became the inspiration for this painting.Jackson, who was very devout, would pause two or three times a day to pray. This painting, which is set on the banks of a Virginia river, depicts one of those quiet moments. As symbolic as the painting appears, Dr. The dean of Civil War historians and foremost authority on Jackson - assured me that moments like this happened many times during Jackson's short career in the Confederate army.
Cross Over the River, I painted Jackson standing at the riverside with his arms folded as he communed with God in a silent, respectful ritual. Nearby we see Little Sorrel grazing, as he patiently waits for his master. I used the autumn foliage as a symbolic color scheme to suggest that the end of Jackson's life was drawing near.
Jackson is deliberately placed in the shade to accentuate his dark beard and hair in contrast to the sunlight on the trees in the background and the light bouncing off the water. This painting gave me an opportunity to do something different from what is usually expected of my historical works and enabled me to paint with colors I very rarely use. I hope the viewer enjoys this sentimental and unusual portrayal of Lee's foremost lieutenant.
STORED FLAT - PROTECTED - NEVER FRAMED. Comes with the original certificate of authenticity. The item "KÜNSTLER CROSS OVER THE RIVER Civil War Stonewall Jackson Bonuses SOLD OUT/RARE" is in sale since Thursday, July 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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