Capture of New Orleans - Inventory Number: PRI 162
Farragut passing the Forts by Night
Image of the American Civil War naval battle which led to the Union capture of New Orleans, Louisiana, under the command of David G. Farragut in 1862; several ships and ironclads face off amidst explosions and smoke.
A specialist in naval illustration, Julian Davidson was extremely valuable to the editors of The Century magazine during the Civil War to depict naval action. He reconstructed his illustrations from eyewitness accounts and quick on-the-site sketches, and many of his works were reproduced in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War and Harper's Weekly.
He was born in Cumberland, Maryland and studied with Maurice de Haas, a marine painter. He regularly exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Salmagundi Club. He had his studio at the Nyack Boat Club and was a champion-class sculler.
Original publishers copy of this scarce portrait.
Inventory Number: PRI 162