The Cavalryman

3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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"The Cavalryman" From original painting by W. L. Sheppard, Courtesy of Confederate Museum. “There are three originals of this series, now on display in the Confederate Museum at Richmond, Va. These outstanding Civil War water color paintings are by William Ludwell Sheppard (1833-1912) distinguished illustrator, portrait and landscape artist of the period. Mr. Sheppard studied in Richmond under the famous Colonel Crozet. He was in New York where the war began but returned to Richmond immediately to serve with the Confederate Army. Enlisting as a private he soon was promoted to second Lieutenant in the famed Richmond Howitzers. Later he was appointed assistant Engineer under the renowned Colonel Rivers, Confederate Army Engineer. After the war Mr. Sheppard studied in Paris under Paul Soyer. His Illustrations and paintings are among the finest and most authentic pictorial records of the era.”

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