Details: Cold Cast Bronze Resin Sculpture "The Last Meeting" by Ron Tunison.
Created by acclaimed historical sculptor Ron Tunison in 1988, this piece depicts Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant's historical meeting on the battlefield at Chancellorsville in 1863.
Standing 13" on a decorative solid wood base with brass plague reading, "The Last Meeting, Chancellorsville May 1863, Roy Tunison." Piece is signed in resin by artist, dated 1988, and hand numbered 152/1000. Cold cast bronze resin. Handsomely detailed, showing mild signs of age. Walnut base is 11" in diameter, with felted bottom.
About the original sculpture commission in 1988: "The American Print Gallery of Gettysburg commissioned a Tunison sculpture for the Virginia Military Institute that was a bronze equestrian in a collectible size measuring approximately 13â€ of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at their last meeting at the battle of Chancellorsville, VA in 1863. -HistoricalSculptures.com
About the sculptor: "Ron F. Tunison (1946-2013) As if pre-destined to spend his life in the field of art and the study of American Military history, Ron Tunison set out in pursuit of these interests as early as fifth grade with drawings of Davy Crockett at the Alamo and Pickettâ€™s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. He established himself as an expert in his field of art with four bronze monuments on the Gettysburg, PA battlefield, one on the Antietam, MD battlefield and one at the entrance to the Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Park near Petersburg, VA. - Historicalsculptures.com
This lot is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
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Condition / Notes: Shows nicely, with mild age and wear.
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