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Model Partnership - limited edition print

Model Partnership - limited edition print

Winter of 1863

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The Official Legends in Gray Series - Sixth in a Series of Six Limited Edition Prints:
#1 “I Will Be Moving Within the Hour...”
#2 Strategy in the Snow
#3 The Last Meeting
#4 Confederate Sunset
#5 Commanders of Manassas
#6 Model Partnership

Paper Prints
Reproduction technique: Fine offset lithography on neutral pH archival quality paper using the finest fade-resistant inks.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Image Size: 19½” x 26¼” • Overall Size: 24¼” x 30¼
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 1500
Paper Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 75

Mort Künstler’s Comments
This is the final painting in the Legends in Gray series. I wanted it to be especially memorable. I finally decided to show Jackson and Lee up close and facing the viewer. The last time I painted Jackson and Lee in such an intimate setting was years earlier in The Generals Were Brought To Tears. In that painting, they were featured in profile. For Model Partnership I wanted them boldly facing forward, as if facing the future with the courage and devotion for which they were so well known. And I wanted them standing close together to emphasize the unique closeness of their working relationship.

I placed them in a late afternoon sun – for this scene was set just months before Jackson’s tragic death – and I wanted the subject lit by a warm glow. I'm pleased with the outcome: the sunlight strikes Jackson, Lee and their flag. The staff officers, like supporting characters in a great drama, remain appropriately in the shadow. The emphasis in this painting is the marvelous relationship that gave Jackson and Lee a model partnership – and made them Legends in Gray.
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