1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. Brett & Company (1)

The Council of War, lithograph

Creator:
L. Kramer, A. Brett & Company
Location:
New York
Origin Date:
1865
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 24 1/2 in x 28 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0523
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This tinted lithograph features President Abraham Lincoln meeting with his commanding officers in the field. Admirals Porter and Farragut are standing to Lincoln's left while he faces Generals Sherman, Thomas, Grant, and Sherridan [sic] (seated.) Lincoln is seated on a rock with his right side toward the viewer. The title, The Council of War, is printed below the scene. Following the title is a quotation attributed to Ulysses S. Grant: "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.