General Beauregard


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Original 1861 Winslow Homer Portrait of:

General P. G. T. Beauregard

The General ! !

General Beauregard

General P. G. T. Beauregard

You are viewing an original 1861 portrait and Bio of General P. G. T. Beauragard, .  Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This leaf was printed in  1861 and this date is clearly marked on the front of the print.  On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, and the Civil War Was in its opening chapter.  

This is a dramatic and highly collectible original image of one of Dixie's most beloved leaders.  The print is an actual leaf from an original 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day.  The portrait shows Beauregard standing in his uniform, and captures the pride and dignity of this great leader.  Making the print even more collectible is the bio that appears below the print.  The bio describes his military career, including his education at West Point, where he graduated second in a class of 45.  It describes his military service in the Mexican war, and the various accommodations he received.  The bio describes him as, "43 years of age, in prime of life, and vigorous health, erect as a soldier, well made, and remarkably active".

Period material of Confederate leaders is becoming more difficult to find, making this leaf an important and collectible piece.  It will make an impressive display when framed and put in your office or study. The leaf was printed within days of Beauregard's victory at Ft. Sumter and Major Anderson's surrender, marking the Rebels opening victory in the war. Making this even more collectible, the engraving was done by Winslow Homer, the most famous artist of the 1800's.  This one is just too good to pass up! Homer did the engraving from a photograph by E. Anthony.

Unlike newsprint of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall apart.  The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.   Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and deteriorate.   A different process was used in the mid-1800's which yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years.  Acid free mats are available at most better frame shops.  If you have any questions related to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me.  The print is approximately 10 3/4 X 16 inches.  I have been collecting Civil War Newspapers for over 10 years.  It is a fascinating hobby, and I find that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed.




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