Year Created: 2008 Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 16"x20". Opening the Ball like Seeing the Elephant, was one of the many ironic and morbidly amusing terms used in the Civil War. The former was another way of saying the start of a battle. The latter was synonymous with the earth-shaking experience of ones first encounter with combat. This Union infantryman and musician are exchanging thoughts in the aftermath of such an inaugural episode.It is the spring of 1862 and we are somewhere on the Virginia Peninsula. A patch of forest has been burned down and still smolders in the distance. Meanwhile two Confederate prisoners, one nursing a head wound, chat with their captors. The historically-researched uniforms and equipment accurately depict how Union and Confederate soldiers in the Eastern Theater appeared in early 1862. This museum quality painting was created using the finest artist grade paints. It is varnished, signed on the front and signed/dated on the back. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT IN MIND. The item "16x20 After The Ball Union Soldiers Original Civil War Art by Marcus Pierno" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "mpierno_art" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.