Description

    Mort Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    It's All My Fault, General Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg, 1989
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 49 inches (66.0 x 124.5 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: MKünstler '89

    PROVENANCE:
    Hammer Galleries, New York;
    Acquired by present owner from the above, circa 1989.

    EXHIBITED:
    Hammer Galleries, New York, "Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America," December 5, 1989-January 3, 1990.

    LITERATURE:
    Hammer Galleries, Mort Künstler: Epic Paintings of America, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1989, p. 6, illustrated;
    Limited Edition Print, American Print Gallery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1989, illustrated;
    The Virginian, Staunton, Virginia, July-August 1989, p. 59, illustrated;
    Jackson & Lee Series, Collector Plates, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1989, pl. 6, illustrated;
    First Day Issue, "Fort Hatteras Falls to Union Forces, August 28, 1861," Philatelic History of the Civil War featuring artwork by Mort Künstler, MBI: Postal Commemorative Society, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1990, illustrated;
    First Day Issue, "Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 23, 1863," Philatelic History of the Civil War featuring artwork by Mort Künstler, MBI: Postal Commemorative Society, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1990, illustrated;
    Civil War Calendar, New York, August 1992, illustrated;
    J.M. McPherson, Images of the Civil War, New York, 1992, pp.118-19, p.180, illustrated;
    J.M. McPherson, Gettysburg: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993, pp. 106-7, p. 121, illustrated;
    America's Civil War, Spokane, Washington, July 1993, illustrated;
    H.S. Commager, The American Spirit - the Paintings of Mort Künstler, Nashville, Tennessee, 1994, p. 99, illustrated;
    Exhibit Display, Northern Indiana Historical Society, South Bend, Indiana, 1994, illustrated;
    M. Künstler and J. I. Robertson, Jr., Jackson & Lee: Legends in Gray: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995, pp. 112-113, 136-137, 174, illustrated;
    Information Card, Battle of Gettysburg, Durham, Connecticut, 1995, Card 66-06, illustrated;
    Postcard Series, Gettysburg, July 1863: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Sparks, Nevada, 1995, illustrated;
    The Paintings of Mort Künstler Gettysburg Calendar, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1996, illustrated;
    Legends in Gray Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, July 1996, illustrated;
    Civil War Art Magazine, Spokane, Washington, 1996, pp. 52-53, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, Mort Künstler's Civil War: The South, Nashville, Tennessee, 1997, pp. 160-167, illustrated;
    Collector Cards, The Blue and the Gray - Civil War Art by Mort Künstler, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, 1997, illustrated;
    Collector Cards, The Blue and the Gray - Civil War Art by Mort Künstler, Saddle Brook, New Jersey, 1997, illustrated;
    Legends in Gray Calendar Delafield, Wisconsin, July 1998, illustrated;
    Video, Gettysburg Campaign, and Battle of Gettysburg Part III, Greystone Communications, Inc., North Hollywood, California, 1999, illustrated;
    Drinkware, Henriksen Imports, Corte Madera, California, 1999, illustrated;
    Video, Civil War, Finley-Holiday Film Co., Whittier, California, 2000, video #V44, illustrated;
    Video, Unknown Civil War Series, Greystone Communications, Inc., North Hollywood, California, 2000, illustrated;
    Civil War Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, August 2000, illustrated;
    Civil War Collector's Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, August 2001, illustrated;
    J. I. Robertson, Jr. Gods and Generals: The paintings of Mort Künstler, Shelton, Connecticut, 2002, pp. 128-129, 142, illustrated;
    Educational Media Project, Civil War Preservation Trust, Washington, D.C., 2002, illustrated;
    Legends in Gray Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, July 2002, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler, Seymour, Connecticut, 2004, p. 165, illustrated;
    Legends in Gray Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, August 2006, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, The Civil War Paintings of Mort Künstler, Volume 3: The Gettysburg Campaign, Nashville, Tennessee, 2007, pp. 222-23, 224-25, 228-29, illustrated;
    School Solutions Group/McGraw Hill, Columbus, Ohio, 2008, illustrated;
    Video, Gettysburg, the Turning Point, Oyster Bay, New York, 2009, illustrated;
    J.I. Robertson, Jr., For Us the Living: The Civil War in Paintings and Eyewitness Accounts - The Art of Mort Künstler, New York, 2010, pp. 178-79, illustrated;
    Legends in Gray Calendar, Delafield, Wisconsin, July 2011, illustrated;
    Public Television, The Tennessee Civil War 150: Crisis of Faith, Nashville, Tennessee 2012, illustrated.


    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; a few small areas of very faint craquelure; otherwise, there appears to be no major visible condition issues to note; under UV light, there appears to be no inpanit. Framed Dimensions 33.75 X 55 X 3 Inches

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