Your favourite piece of War Art.

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  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    This painting is in the Atlanta Cyclorama. It shows the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, The High Water Mark of the Confederacy. The Battle on July 3rd, 1863 is popularly known as Pickett's Charge, after one of the three divisional commanders under Longstreet's I Corps and Hill's III Corps who marched out of the woods on Seminary Ridge to attack the center of the Union line - "The Angle" - on Cemetery Ridge. The painting shows the battle just after Gen. Lewis Armistead has gone down wounded, and the remaining Confederates are spilling over the stone wall into Gen. Winfield Hancock's II Corps. The Southern forces were repulsed with heavy losses and never again would General Robert E. Lee have sufficient forces to take the war to the Northern states.

    General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. and General Winfield Hancock, U.S.A., were close friends before the war both. Both were wounded in the charge, with Armistead dying two days later and Hancock enduring great pain the remainder of his life.
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  2. Gebirgsjaeger

    Gebirgsjaeger Senior Member

    That was one hard battle, Jeff! Read about it.
     
  3. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    One of my great grandfathers fought in the battle with the 4th Alabama over at Little Round Top against the 20th Maine.
     
  4. Gebirgsjaeger

    Gebirgsjaeger Senior Member

    Great part of a family history! Didn´t know if any of my ancestors served in any war before WW1.
     
  5. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  6. Gebirgsjaeger

    Gebirgsjaeger Senior Member

    Great heroic painting, Miguel. At paintings like this you can feel something special.
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  8. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I like Cuneo's paintings, the 2 I have had a chance to examine closely I found the mouse in. I also like many of his motorsport paintings, Le Mans especially.
    I have a print of David Shepherds 'Arnhem Bridge 5pm the second day' which I have always thought very atmospheric, showing the wreckage of the Grabner attack.

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    Jeff and Miguel's paintings are fabulous.
     
  9. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper Senior Member

    Silvia Pecota is a very talented artist and photographer.

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  10. Scout Sniper

    Scout Sniper Senior Member

    Don Troiani is best known for his works on the Civil War. He has also done some superb paintings on the American Revolution and War of 1812.

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  11. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    The evocative & patriotic series of WW1 illustrations by Harry Payne

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  12. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I like Cuneo's paintings, the 2 I have had a chance to examine closely I found the mouse in. I also like many of his motorsport paintings, Le Mans especially.
    I have a print of David Shepherds 'Arnhem Bridge 5pm the second day' which I have always thought very atmospheric, showing the wreckage of the Grabner attack.

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    Jeff and Miguel's paintings are fabulous.

    Which 2 paintings of Cuneo do you have Mike?

    Lesley
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've seen a few Cuneo's hanging in quite a few mess's and he puts the mouse in his Military Paintings.
     
  14. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

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  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  17. jeffbubble

    jeffbubble Senior Member

    For WW1 I like the Paintings of Willie Stower.
     

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  18. Gebirgsjaeger

    Gebirgsjaeger Senior Member

    those are some fine ones too!

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  19. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    One that's always haunted me since I first saw it is George Leroux's L'Enfer(Hell) 1917
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    Salisbury's picture of Jack Cornwell is very evocative
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    Interesting bit of trivia: The artist used Cornwell's brother to model for this painting

    and finally Lady Elizabeth Butler's Charge of the Scots Greys for its great perspective:
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    There's lots more so it was hard to narrow my choices to three. I find many paintings from the First World War particularly interesting as the stylistic variations are amazing and there were so many great artists working on both sides.
     
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  20. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Lesley, I don't have any prints of Cuneo's paintings but my local Legion has one, a D-Day scene and the other I saw up close was in a Legion club in Clifton, Notts, the scene was desert, gun battery engaging German tanks (can't remember details now). I can't find images of those two online.
    Good fun when there are kids in the Legion - keeps them quiet for ages looking for the mouse!
     

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