1. Creator/Author:
  2. Otto Boetticher (1)

Grant and Lee

Creator:
Otto Boetticher
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1866
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 24 in x 35 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0444
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

Watercolor sketch depicts the artist's version of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S. Grant in the field near Appomattox. The two generals are pictured on horseback in the center of the image. Their troops surround them, either on horseback or on foot. Clouds are kicked up, nearly obscuring the blue sky. Louis Maurer produced a lithograph (See 71.2009.081.0592) done from this watercolor. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.