Large Civil War themed oil on canvas landscape painting, titled across lower part of image "Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as Provisional President of the Confederate States at Montgomery, Alabama February 18 1861." Unsigned. Molded, ebonized wood frame. 44" x 34" sight, 49" x 40" framed. Provenance: A photocopy of a 2003 email accompanying this lot from the registrar of The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, states that the museum received the painting from a local donor in 1930. It was painted from a photograph of the event, possibly by a local artist for display in the museum's Confederate Memorial Room, in its first building downtown from 1930 to 1959. That room, no longer in existence at the museum, housed Confederate uniforms, relics, and paintings of Confederate officers and battles. Condition: Relined with some restorations, few scattered minute areas of paint loss.
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