Title:Tigers to the Rescue - The Valley Campaign
Size (H x W):20 x 30
Edition:195 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Medium:limited edition print on canvas
About the Art:Winchester, Virginia. May 25th 1862. Consisting of planters’ sons, gamblers, merchants, mercenaries and not a few criminals, the 1st Special Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, was perhaps the most diverse assemblage of soldiers in the Civil War. Shown here with Captain Alex White of the famed 'Tiger Rifles', on of the companies in the battalion, the Tigers crushed a flank attack by a Federal cavalry squadron on a ridge southwest of the town of Winchester on this date.
BRADLEY SCHMEHL Bradley Schmehl is an artist with a love of history and a passion for the Civil War. Ideas for paintings come to the artist through reading history books, the diaries and letters of soldiers, visiting battlefields and historical sites -- and most importantly, talking and exchanging ideas and information with the many interested and interesting people who share his sense of history. Each of his paintings requires extensive research. He begins with a rough pencil sketch, usually done on location of the actual site or battlefield. Models are engaged to pose as various characters in the picture, then photographed. Once Schmehl is satisfied that his concept is historically accurate, he begins the actual painting process.