Title:We Gained Northing but Glory - Gettysburg
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:It is 2:30 pm on July 3rd, 1863, and it is hot, nearly 90, and the humidity is smothering. But, today the Battle of Gettysburg will be decided. General Richard B. Garnett, commanding the First Brigade in Pickett's Division, is clad in an overcoat to fight off the chills. Despite the fact that he is ill, he insists on leading his brigade in the charge. Beside Garnett rides Colonel E. Porter Alexander who is charged with determining whether the artillery has the desired effect of driving the enemy off. Beyond the two riders, Captain Simkin Jones holds his sword aloft and shouts to the men to close ranks and press forward. One of Pickett¡¦s regimental officers summed up his appraisal of the doomed assault in these words:'We gained nothing but glory, and lost our bravest men.'
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.