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    Morton Künstler (American, b. 1931)
    War is so Terrible, 1995
    Oil on canvas
    22-1/8 x 34-1/8 inches (56.2 x 86.7 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: MKünstler 95

    PROVENANCE:
    Hammer Galleries, New York;
    Sam Wyly, Dallas;
    Dallas Auction Gallery, Dallas, May 10, 2015, lot 34;
    Private collection, Firestone, Colorado, acquired from the above.

    LITERATURE:
    J.I. Robertson, Jr., Jackson & Lee, Legends in Gray: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995, pp. 32, 170, illustrated;
    Limited Edition Print of 1,750, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1996, illustrated;
    V.E. Whan, Jr., Fiasco at Fredericksburg, Connecticut, 1996, illustrated;
    Collector Cards, The Civil War - The Art of Mort Künstler, Comic Images, New Jersey, 1996, card 88, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, Mort Künstler's Civil War: The South, Nashville, Tennessee, 1997, pp. 80-87, illustrated;
    M. Künstler Legends in Gray Calendar Calendar, Lang Graphics, Delafield, Wisconsin, December 1998, illustrated;
    J.I. Robertson, Jr., The Confederate Spirit: Valor, Sacrifice, and Honor. The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Nashville, Tennessee, 2000, pp. 34-35, illustrated;
    J.I. Robertson, Jr., Gods and Generals: The Paintings of Mort Künstler, Shelton, Connecticut, 2002, pp. 104-05, p. 141, illustrated;
    R.F. Maxwell, Gods and Generals: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Civil War Film, New York, 2003, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler, Seymour, Connecticut, 2004, p. 87, illustrated;
    MBI, Inc., First Day Issue Envelope, Connecticut, 2004, illustrated;
    M. Künstler, J.M. McPherson, and J.I. Robertson, Jr., The Civil War Paintings of Mort Künstler, vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Gettysburg, Nashville, Tennessee, 2007, pp. 65, 66-67, 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, p. 92, illustrated;
    The Life of Sgt. Richard Kirkland Documentary, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014, illustrated.


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    Condition Report*: Original canvas. Under UV exam, there does not appear to be inpaint. Pigments appear fresh.
    Framed Dimensions 25 X 41 Inches
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    May, 2021
    7th Friday
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