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2009 Christmas Ornament – Brief Encounter

2009 Christmas Ornament – Brief Encounter

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2009 Mort Künstler Collectible Ornament
Brief Encounter

This beautiful ornament features Mort Kunstler’s painting Brief Encounter. It depicts a cavalry squadron in a calm moment in front of the Red Fox Inn in picturesque Middleburg, Virginia. The soldiers are checking their weapons and equipment before going out on patrol but the center of interest is an officer tipping his hat to a young woman. Is he saying goodbye to his wife or a sweetheart? Or is it a chance encounter that holds hope for the future? You can decide. Either way, it’s a “leave-taking” in the midst of war and there may be no return. Mr. Künstler states, “Virginia’s Piedmont is one of my favorite places. Not only is it beautiful in every season but it is so typical of the Civil War. Dramatic and important events occurred there. Wartime careers were made and lost. Many of the military leaders there were competent commanders, while others were hopeless bunglers. The war in the Piedmont, like the war at large, revealed Americans at their best and their worst. The Red Fox Inn dates to the 1700s, and is an interesting looking building that I feel captures the spirit of the region. It has undergone a number of changes over the centuries, but current evidence allowed me to paint the building as it existed at the time of the Civil War.”

From the school:
Timber Ridge School proudly presents limited edition Christmas ornaments featuring the artwork of renowned Civil War artist Mr. Mort Künstler. Mr. Künstler has been a very generous supporter of the School by donating the use of a piece of his artwork for 25 of our ornaments. His tremendous support of our program was recognized in March of 2003 with the dedication of the Mort Künstler Residence Hall.

All proceeds from the sale of ornaments are earmarked for the improvement of campus programs and facilities.

Each Ornament comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an ornament stand.
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