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Artist:
Ole Peter Hansen Balling, 13 Apr 1823 - 1 May 1906  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Casimer Devin, 10 Dec 1822 - 4 Apr 1878  Search this
George Armstrong Custer, 5 Dec 1839 - 25 Jun 1876  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, 14 Jan 1836 - 2 Dec 1881  Search this
William Hemsley Emory, 7 Sep 1811 - 1 Dec 1887  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan, 6 Mar 1831 - 5 Aug 1888  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson, 14 Nov 1828 - 22 Jul 1864  Search this
George Crook, 8 Sep 1830 - 21 Mar 1890  Search this
Wesley Merritt, 16 Jun 1834 - 3 Dec 1910  Search this
George Henry Thomas, 31 Jul 1816 - 28 Mar 1870  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren, 8 Jan 1830 - 8 Aug 1882  Search this
George Gordon Meade, 31 Dec 1815 - 6 Nov 1872  Search this
John Grubb Parke, 22 Sep 1827 - 16 Dec 1900  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman, 8 Feb 1820 - 14 Feb 1891  Search this
John Alexander Logan, 9 Feb 1826 - 26 Dec 1886  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside, 23 May 1824 - 13 Sep 1881  Search this
Joseph Hooker, 13 Nov 1814 - 31 Oct 1879  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock, 14 Feb 1824 - 9 Feb 1886  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins, 13 Feb 1831 - 6 Sep 1869  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord, 18 Oct 1818 - 22 Jul 1883  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr., 19 Feb 1821 - 9 Jul 1875  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry, 10 Nov 1827 - 16 Dec 1890  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum, 24 Sep 1827 - 14 Apr 1894  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis, 2 Mar 1828 - 30 Nov 1879  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard, 8 Nov 1830 - 26 Oct 1909  Search this
John McAllister Schofield, 29 Sep 1831 - 4 Mar 1906  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower, 22 Aug 1827 - 6 Jan 1870  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
304.8cm x 487.7cm (120" x 192"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1865
Exhibition Label:
Left to right: Thomas C. Devin (1822-1878), George A. Custer (1839-1876), Hugh J. Kilpatrick (1836-1881), William H. Emory (1811-1887), Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888), James B. McPherson (1828-1864), George Crook (1830-1890), Wesley Merritt (1834-1910), George H. Thomas (1816-1870), Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1830-1882), George G. Meade (1815-1872), John G. Parke (1827-1900), William T. Sherman (1820-1891), John A. Logan (1826-1886), Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881), Joseph Hooker (1814-1879), Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886), John A. Rawlins (1831-1869), Edward O. C. Ord (1818-1883), Francis Preston Blair (1821-1875), Alfred H. Terry (1827-1890), Henry W. Slocum (1827-1894), Jefferson C. Davis (1828-1879), Oliver O. Howard (1830-1909), John M. Schofield (1831-1906), Joseph A. Mower (1827-1870)
After the Norwegian artist Ole Peter Hansen Balling had sketched President Lincoln at the White House in the fall of 1864, he obtained permission to paint life portraits of leading Union generals. Balling joined General Grant at City Point, Virginia, during the campaign against Richmond and spent five weeks there sketching officers in the field. Philip H. Sheridan was painted while in the Shenandoah Valley; the portraits of William T. Sherman and George H. Thomas were done in Washington after the end of the war. The image of George A. Custer, second from the left, is thought to be the only life portrait painted of him.
Provenance:
(Margaret Garber Blue [Mrs. Harry Newton Blue], Washington, d. 1979); gift 1966 to NPG.
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Exterior\Landscape\Battleground  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\United States  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\Military  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Male  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Male  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Aaron Rawlins: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Male  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
George Gordon Meade: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Male  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
John Alexander Logan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Winfield Scott Hancock: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Male  Search this
George Armstrong Custer: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Male  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New York  Search this
Henry Warner Slocum: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Male  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Alfred Howe Terry: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Male  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
James Birdseye McPherson: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
George Crook: Male  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Crook: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Male  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Edward Otho Cresap Ord: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Male  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Joseph Hooker: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Male  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Joseph Anthony Mower: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Male  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Thomas Casimer Devin: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Male  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Literature\Writer  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
William Hemsley Emory: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Male  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Henry Thomas: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Male  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Captain  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Philip Henry Sheridan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Male  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Missouri  Search this
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Missouri  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Male  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Banker  Search this
William Tecumseh Sherman: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Male  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John Grubb Parke: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Male  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Oliver Otis Howard: Education\Founder\University  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Male  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Jefferson Columbus Davis: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal\Murderer  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Male  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
John McAllister Schofield: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Male  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Wesley Merritt: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Male  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\US Senator\Rhode Island  Search this
Ambrose Everett Burnside: Politics and Government\Governor\Rhode Island  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Male  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Gouverneur Kemble Warren: Science and Technology\Engineer\Military  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Harry Newton Blue in memory of her husband Harry Newton Blue (1893-1925), who served as an officer of the Regular U.S. Army 1917-1925
Object number:
NPG.66.37
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 121
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.66.37