Original Civil War

Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching

Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching

Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching    Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching
Signed within Plate: E Forbes. Signed by Edwin Forbes Wife. Life Studies Great Army Civil War Portfolio Art Print Book Edwin Forbes. Camera equipment was too heavy and cumbersome to be carried into battle to document the Civil War, which created the need for Special Artists.

The Special Artists brought a pad and paper to sketch scenes from the front lines that could be turned into engravings for publication in newspapers. At 22 years old, Edwin Forbes, was assigned as a Special Artist to cover the war. While other artists focused on the more exciting scenes such as battles and generals, Edwin Forbes focused on the day-to-day life of the soldiers. In 1876, Edwin Forbes created his famous series of 40 etchings, Life Studies of the Great Army, which won him a gold medal at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition the same year. The item "Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching" is in sale since Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "richardcfrey" and is located in Chico, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.

  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Artist: Edwin Forbes
  • Style: Americana
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Etching
  • Features: Signed
  • Width (Inches): 15.625
  • Color: sepia
  • Subject: people
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 10.625
  • Print Surface: Paper


Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching    Edwin Forbes Original Civil War Etching