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Pencil, watercolor and crayon on paper, manuscript titled "Head Quarters. of Lt. J. O'Neil. Newbern North Carolina," signed "Drawn by J. W. Ashburn" in lower right. Depicted is a modest frame house behind a picket fence with a federal officer on the porch. Three enlisted men and a black woman also inhabit the scene. Professionally matted behind glass in a gold-toned wooden frame with a fabric liner. Sheet 13.5 x 19.5 in.; DOA 24 x 30 in. Both the artist, James W. Ashburn, and the officer named in this drawing served in Battery "H," 3rd New York Light Artillery, which was stationed in New Bern. O'Neil and Ashburn, though surviving the war, were both discharged early for disability.Objects from the Bob Timberlake Collection, Lexington, NC
Selected objects from The Bob Timberlake Collection Bob Timberlake, an internationally acclaimed realist painter, furniture maker, author, and philanthropist lives in Lexington, North Carolina. Primarily known for his watercolor paintings, his depiction of life in his Native North Carolina has endeared his work to an international audience.
Civil War field drawings by soldier's generally illustrate their personal journals and letters home. As such, monumental views like this one are very rare. Acquired from long-time dealer Bruce Gimelson. Paperwork included.
Some very minor edge chipping; overall light foxing; the colors remaining vibrant.
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