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Object ID 1895.014.001
Object Name Painting
Title General Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert
Collection Works of art
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Mrs. A.T.A. Torbert
Date 1867
Artist John Hagny
Description Large, framed, oil on canvas Civil War battle scene featuring General Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert (1833-1880) of Georgetown, DE. The foreground of the painting depicts the central figure of Torbert in a Union uniform mounted upon a prancing white horse. Other Union cavalry soldiers on brown horses are approaching from the left. The right of the composition features indistinct figures representing infantry soldiers in a battle line surrounded by smoke. A broken field gun carriage is visible in the right mid-ground. The sky above the action swirls with smoky grey clouds.
Dimensions H-46.25 L-58.75 D-2.25 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Torbert family
Provenance Gift of the Estate of Torbert's widow, Mary E. (Currey) Torbert.
Subjects Paintings
Civil wars
People Torbert, General Alfred T.A.
Search Terms Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert
Civil War
Sussex County
Nineteenth Century
John Hagny
Material Oil on canvas
Place of Origin Newark, NJ
Event Civil War
Medium Oil on canvas