Chapman, Conrad Wise (Estados Unidos de América, 1842 - 1910). Paisaje del Valle de México.
Oil on wood, 5.9 x 12.9" (15 x 33 cm). Signed and dated: "Chapman, New York, 1902". Marked on the reverse: "Granville G. Valentine, Richmond" / "46.117.1 / Cat. No. 192". Conservational details.
Conrad Wise Chapman was born in Washington and was raised in Europe by his father, the artist John Gadsby Chapman (1808-1889). We returned to the United States in 1861 and enlisted in the Confederate Army. During a stay in Rome, when he was accompanying his ill mother, he created 25 pictures of the battles of Charleston Harbor, based on sketches he had drawn during the events. At the end of the war and after the defeat of his army, he moved to Mexico where he became a landscaper. He later on lived both in France and England. Many of his paintings can now be found in the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia.
Reference: “Conrad Wise Chapman” in the official website of the American Civil War Museum.
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