"Battle Scenes of the Rebellion" Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War Panorama

Summary

In the 1880s, Thomas Clarkson Gordon, a self-taught artist and Civil War veteran, created a panorama depicting scenes from the Civil War. Gordon stitched together 15 paintings -- each 7 by 14 feet -- into a canvas roll more than 100 feet long. He toured his multi-paneled panorama throughout eastern Indiana, retelling the history of the conflict through his vivid illustrations.

In the 1880s, Thomas Clarkson Gordon, a self-taught artist and Civil War veteran, created a panorama depicting scenes from the Civil War. Gordon stitched together 15 paintings -- each 7 by 14 feet -- into a canvas roll more than 100 feet long. He toured his multi-paneled panorama throughout eastern Indiana, retelling the history of the conflict through his vivid illustrations.

Artifact

Painting (Visual work)

Date Made

1884-1886

Subject Date

01 July 1863-03 July 1863

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

58.38.1.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. George Evans, Mrs. Paul Newby, Mrs. Lulu Holmes, Mrs. Jeannett Davis and Mrs. Martha Nicholls.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)
Sheeting

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Length: 80.5 in

Width: 166.75 in

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