LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, / NEAR CHATANOOGA, TENN. / SKETCHED BY A. E. MATHEWS, 31ST REGT. O.V.I. [caption title beneath image]

(Cincinnati, OH): Lith. By Donaldson & Elmes, 22 Court St. 1864. Black-and-white lithographed view of Lookout Mountain, 12 ½ x 16 inches, the mountain rising steeply in the background, a locomotive of the Nashville & Chattanooga Rail Road pulling carloads full of soldiers away thought clear-cut fields, a :Field Hospital” and the “Encampment Pioneer Brigade,” between. Alfred Edward Mathews (1831-1874), a native of England, “became a noted artist of the Civil War for the Union army” (AskArt), but is best known now for his western work, including “Pencil Sketches of Colorado,” “Pencil Sketches of Montana,” and “Gems of Rocky Mountain Scenery.” This print apparently not recorded on OCLC (which does locate several other Mathews Civil War views); Newberry holds a color version of this print. Some storage soiling, a few chips and repairs in margins (not affecting text or image), lower margin faded, but legible. A good copy of a rare Civil War view by an important artist. Item #66487

Price: $1,250.00

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