Gallery Direct Art

Your Framed Art and Print Gallery Superstore
5900 Jonestown Rd., PO Box 6070, Paxtonia, PA, 17112
phone 1-800-733-1144 / 1-877-428-9278, fax 1-800-830-3640
inquiries@gallerydirectart.com
www.gallerydirectart.com

Limited Edition Prints, Posters, Framed Art - 800-733-1144
Gallery Direct Art
Search by Title, Artist, Keyword or Item #

  

You are here: 

Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing"

Item #: MK-15

Mouse over to Zoom
Tell a FriendPrint this page
Previous Item
100 of 150
Next Item
View All Mort Kunstler

$350.00 Free Shipping

Framing Options: 
Outer Mat: 
Inner Mat: 

Ask about this item

As you order, each item will appear in your shopping cart. You may always make changes or cancel it.


Artist: Mort Kunstler
Title: Confederate Crossing
Edition Size: Artist Proof Limited Edition Print Signed and Numbered -Canvas to 100
Medium: Fine Art Print (As Shown) and Giclee on Canvas (Select Below)
Image Dimensions: 17 3/4" x 28" Overall size: 23 3/4" x 33" -Canvas 21" x 33"
About the Art: In November of 1864, General William T. Sherman prepared to lead a powerful Northern army in a devastating “March to the Sea” across Georgia. In a desperate attempt to stall Sherman’s campaign, General John Bell Hood led his Confederate army from Georgia back into the heart of Tennessee. Southerners hoped that Hood’s advance would prevent Sherman from ravaging the Deep South – but it was not to be. Northern forces were strong enough to oppose Hood with other armies: Federal troops under General George H. Thomas and John M. Schofield. In late November, Hood attempted to envelop and destroy Schofield’s forces near Spring Hill, Tennessee. Leading the Confederate advance was General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry, which forded the Duck River on November 28, and spearheaded the attack. They moved their horses through the icy river, looking for battle.

Although unable to affect the campaign’s outcome, Forrest and his Confederate cavalry again set the standard for bold and courageous action. They aggressively engaged the Northern forces before them -- driving back the Northern cavalry, pressing the Federal infantry, and attacking Northern supply trains. Forrest’s success was typical of the fabled “Wizard of the Saddle.”

For untold ages, students of the War Between the States would marvel at Forrest’s tactics and triumphs. Decades after Southern flags were folded and rifles were stacked, former Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston was asked to name the single most successful commander of the Civil War. It had to be Nathan Bedford Forrest, Johnston mused, concluding that had the self-trained Forrest possessed a West Point education, he would have been “the great central figure of the Civil War.”

Mork Künstler’s Comments

For more than ten years, I have wanted to do another painting of Nathan Bedford Forrest, spending much time researching and reading to uncover an event that could be dramatically portrayed on canvas. Some situations are very dramatic but do not lend themselves to creating a good painting. Other events are not necessarily important but work wonderfully to make an exciting picture. Confederate Crossing is one of the latter.

This painting depicts an obscure event that was overshadowed by a giant military campaign. The excellent biography of Forrest, The Confederacy’s Greatest Cavalryman by Brian Steel Wills, follows the famous cavalry commander’s actions. Forrest moved quickly, but he was always alert to danger – and that’s the emotion I hope to convey in this picture. Here Forrest is seen advancing with troops commanded by Colonel Jacob B. Biffle (pictured immediately behind Forrest), as they ford the river. It was undoubtedly a tense moment: Northern forces might have opened fire on them from a riverside ambush. Fortunately for the Southerners, they crossed unopposed – but the day was cold, the snow was thick, and the water was icy.

I positioned the viewpoint of the painting so that the sunlight draws the viewer’s focus to Forrest, emphasizing his prominence. Other elements lead the eye to the center of interest as well, giving depth to the picture. By taking a high viewpoint, I was able to paint a more panoramic vista and get more than sixty horses and riders into the painting. By depicting the last rider coming into the picture in the extreme upper right corner of the painting, I created a sense of flow that hopefully encourages the viewer to feel what it would be like to observe the passing of a large body of cavalry.

I hope this painting of a beautiful landscape conveys the crisp, cold weather, and the difficulties of fording a river in winter-like conditions – elements and actions Americans of the day accepted with routine courage.




 Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing"
 
Framing Options
No thank you, I just want the print.
Medium Honey Oak Frame, add (+$199)
Black Matte Hardwood Frame , DL-8, #325,add (+$199)
Pecan Frame, DL-1, #91530, add (+$249)
Bing Cherry Frame, DL-2 , #91535 , add (+$249)
Small Driftwood Frame, DL-3, #4755, add (+$249)
Dark Walnut Frame, DL-4, #1250, add (+$249)
Cherry Frame w/ Gold Liner, DL-5, #1870, add (+$249)
Walnut Frame w/ Gold Liner, DL-6, #3300, add (+$249)
Large Dark Mahagony Frame, DL-9, #1895, add (+$249)
Large Driftwood Frame, PR-1, #4950 , add (+$249)
RoseWood Frame, PR-2, #1890, add (+$249)
Antique Gold Frame w/ Bead Design , PR-3, #95140, add (+$249)
Antique Gold Frame w/ Black Design, PR-4 , #95135, add (+$249)
Unframed Canvas Giclee, add(+$225)
Outer Mat
Antique White #251
Black #221
Brick #231
Burgundy #38
Charcoal #257
Creme #223
Dark Brown #106
Dark Mahogany #88
Dark Spruce #125
English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
Inner Mat
Antique White #251
Black #221
Brick #231
Burgundy #38
Charcoal #257
Creme #223
Dark Brown #106
Dark Mahogany #88
Dark Spruce #125
English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124

Return to previous page

Home | About Us | FAQ's | Browse by Artists | Our Policies | Safe Shopping | 100% Privacy PolicyPrintable Order Form | Custom Framing | Contact Us  | Site Map | Price Match Guarantee | What Our Customers Say

GalleryDirectArt.com TM - Our 30th Year Decorating America's Homes
5900 Jonestown Rd., Paxtonia, PA, 17112
inquiries@gallerydirectart.com
phone 1-800-
733-1144 / 1-717-657-5298, fax 1-800-830-3640


Gallery Direct Art is Consumer Ranked # 1 with the Highest Customer Service Ratings of any Online Art Retailer. Featured in Publications such as Art and Antiques, Wildlife Art, Inform Art , Southwest Art, Country Sampler, US Art, Western Interiors, Ritz Carlton, and Decor Magazines. We meet or beat the prices of authorized galleries with the best service, quality, and state-of-the-art shipping in the world of fine art!

Gallery Direct Art
Follow Gallery Direct Art on Twitter Become a Fan
Customer Reviews


No Sales Tax will be charged to your order when you purchase here, regardless of where you live!


Copyright 2000-2018 Gallery Direct Art TM. All Item pricing and availability is subject to change. Sizes are approximate. All images are copyrighted by their respective publishers. They are presented here for your evaluation only. It is illegal to use these images for any other purpose. Disclaimer: This site is not associated with gallerydirect.com
Legal

You are here: 

Home > Fine Art Prints & Limited Editions > Civil War Gallery > Mort Kunstler > Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing"

Home > Fine Art Prints & Limited Editions > Applejack Gallery > Mort Kunstler > Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing"


Related Products
Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Maryland, My Maryland" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Especially For You" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Print:"The New World" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Print: "White House Strategy " | Mort Kunstler Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Snow Print:"Brief Encounter" | Mort Kunstler Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Victory Rode the Rails" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Mud March" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Print:"So Close to the Enemy" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas :"Before the Ball " | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Masterpiece Collection Giclee on Canvas: "Gen. Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing" | Mort Kunstler Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Angel of Marye’s Heights" | Mort Kunstler Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition:"Lee Takes Command " | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Print:"Stonewall Jackson on Little Sorrel" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Print:"On They Came With Flags Flying" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition:"In the Hands of Providence" | Mort Kunstler Limited Edition Christmas Print: "Janie Corbin and Old Jack (Christmas 1862)" | Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Shenandoah Autumn " | Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition:"Hancock The Superb" | Mort Kunstler Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Morgan's Ohio Raid"Mort Kunstler Handsigned & Numbered Limited Edition Book w/ 4 prints:"The Four Generals"


Mort Kunstler Handsigned and Numbered Limited Edition Artist Proof Print:"Confederate Crossing"

The Gallery House/Gallery Direct Art BBB Business Review

View Cart