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Collection Reference Number GLC02980.01
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1865-1929 
Title The Battle of Gettysburg
Date 1885
Author Sartain, John (1808-1897)  
Document Type Artwork
Content Description Headline reads "From the Original Picture painted for the State of Pennsylvania under award of Commission appointed by the Legislature." Caption reads "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1872 by P. F. Rothermel in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C. Published 1885 by Joseph A. Joel, 88 Nassau St. New York." Hand colored print depicts Union troops crossing the Confederate line.
Subjects Battle of Gettysburg  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Confederate States of America  Battle  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People Sartain, John (1808-1897)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Born in London; apprenticed to a London engraver whose daughter he married. Emigrated to Philadelphia in 1830; became premier portrait engraver. Introduced to America the British art of mezzotint engraving with visually rich images. This process more thoughtfully rendered prints of oil paintings than any previous method of printmaking. Leading artists of the day, including Benjamin West, Thomas Sully, George Caleb Bingham, Henry Inman, and John Neagle, commissioned Sartain to translate their works into print. Thought to have engraved over 1500 prints during his career.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945