The Army of The United States
Henry Alexander Ogden
The 44 Original chromolithograph images after watercolours by Ogden, the plates being #72 of 1500 copies of the limited edition de Luxe, Which are now considered RARE. Published B.M. Whitlock, New York, c. 1889 Prepared for the Quartermaster–General of the United States. Accompanying text by Henry Loomis Nelson G. H. Buek & Co. (lithographer)
Each of these original fine colour chromlithographs are printed on heavy textured paper and bears the signature of the artist within the plate, as issued.
American Army officers and soldiers from the American Revolution to 1888 are depicted in complete regalia. The men are shown in naturalistic settings with weapons, horses, and other paraphernalia. Each plate is rendered with attention to historical accuracy and meticulous detail, some including famous military figures such as Lafayette and General Ulysses S. Grant.
This work has been called "the outstanding American Work on the subject" and Ogden "the ultimate artist authority on this subject."
Henry Alexander Ogden (1856-1936) (artist) was an historical genre painter and illustrator. Examples of his work may be found in the collection of the New York Historical Society.
Henry Loomis Nelson (1846-1908) (author) was a journalist specializing in history and politics. He was a frequent contributor to Harper's New Monthly Magazine in the 1890s.
Images approx: 13 1/4 x 11 1/2” excluding letters, Page Size: 17 1/2 x 15” some plates lightly water stained.
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