George A. Traver. [Charging the Guns].
New York: Klackner, 1891. 19 1/4 x 28 1/2 (image) plus platemarks and generous margins. Photogravure on chine appliqué. Some surface damage to chine applique and board in lower left corner, else very good condition.
George A. Traver (1864 Corning, N.Y.-1928 New York City) was an artist best known for his landscape work in oils and was among the art community in New York. We find no records of other prints by him. No doubt the great interest in and numerous books about the war which ended when he was one year old inspired this strong piece of battle art. Winslow Homer's comparable pictures of well equipped federal troops contrasted with romantically scruffy Confederates comes to mind when caught up with the fine print.