Civil War Illus


Gene Szafran b1941

Original Illustrations from Civil War Matthew Brady Photographs

Gouache and watercolor on artist's board

All estate stamped, all include authenticity letter

All 17 x 22 inches (except if indicated)

Condition:  Excellent, all were or are covered with acetate. Any imperfections in pictures are on the acetate, not the illustration.

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Price of each:  $475

These are original illustrations by Gene Szafran, from Matthew Brady Photographs. They were painted in the 1960s.  Gene Szafran was an award-winning  book illustrator, please click American Paintings/ then, Szafran to see his extensive biography.  These illustrations were produced for a book that was not published. These illustrations are from Szafran's estate.

Matthew Brady (the photographer)  was born in Warren County, New York, in 1823. . At the  Civil War, Matthew Brady asked President Lincoln and Alan Pinkerton if he could take pictures of the war.  Brady took over 3,500 pictures.   Brady died at age 73, on January 16, 1896. Many of his portraits and photographs are held by the Smithsonian Museum.

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Civil War Naval officer, Frigate in Background

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Union Artillery Parrott Gun

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Observation Balloon Ascending, Union

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Brady photograph of Jefferson Davis  on left, Szafran illustration on right. . Dirt is on acetate, not on illustration.


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Bridge over Potomac River at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

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