The Last Meeting – Artist Proof

This is an original engraving of the famous “The Last Meeting” by Everett B. D. Julio. It features General Robert E. Lee and General “Stonewall” Jackson meeting on the field of battle with Fredericksburg in the background. (Ignore the mountains, the painter took some artistic liberties with that part.)Julio painted the oil painting in 1869 and titled it “The Heroes of Chancellorsville”. He followed it up with this engraving. Soon the image took on a new name “The Last Meeting” as this was the battle where Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men and would die a few weeks later. 

This particular engraving is an artist proof. An artist proof is one of a handful of first strikes where the artist can have the plate tweaked by the engraver before it is ready to be sold. It is estimated that there are between 4 and 8 artist proofs were struck. Julio’s proofs are on a very thin paper, almost like tissue paper. This one has been laid down properly on a board.  The frame is 37” tall by 29.5” wide and the image is 28” tall by 21.5” wide. Furthermore, the frame appears to be from the same time period as the engraving. The glass has been replaced with UV protected glass.  This is the 2nd one we have sold.  Circa 1869.

Price: $6500

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