594: Joseph Ames (MA,1816-1872), Major Robert Anderson
Joseph Ames (MA,1816-1872), Major Robert Anderson
oil on canvas, signed and dated "Jos. Ames / 1861" in lower right, depicting Major Robert Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter during the Confederate bombardment of April 12, 1861. Anderson is seated with Fort Sumter in the background and wears red artillery shoulder boards. Presented in its original gilt and gesso frame.
SS 35.5 x 28.25 in.; DOA 48 x 41.5 in.
This historical painting was produced within months of the event which made Major Anderson a celebrity.
Ex. Skinner Auction 2524B, Lot 832, November 7, 2010.
The canvas is laid down to cardboard; repairs and in-painting to the head and the front of the major's frock coat.