Posted by: The staff | August 9, 2011

Some new art–the fairgrounds and swale


From John Hennessy:

We have written about our use of new art in our exhibits here and here, and we have discussed at some length the nature of the fairgrounds and the bloody plain in front of the Sunken Road…and so I wanted to share with you the latest piece of art we have collaborated to create–an image of one of the earlier Union attacks in front of the Sunken Road, painted from an aerial viewpoint almost directly in front of Brompton. Directed by Frank O’Reilly and created by Mark Churms, this piece will be used in a wayside exhibit located just east of the Innis House. It will also be incorporated into our re-do of interior exhibits at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, a project now in design.

At some point artist Mark Churms will be making this image available for sale as a print.  We’ll let you know when that happens.

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Responses

  1. Excellent painting! I look forward to seeing it in person.

  2. Great job! This really puts everything together into the image I’ve tried to assemble in my mind of Caldwell’s assault.

  3. A great picture. I wasn’t aware the fairground fence went that far over to the Stoddard house.

  4. These new perspectives and angles will greatly enhance the public’s comprehension of this engagement. I am very excited to see these new paintings. Is there still plans to incorporate 3D modeling technology to depict sites that aren’t there anymore?

  5. I agree, this is an excellent picture. Would that be the 5th New Hampshire breaking through the Stratton orchard fence?

    • You are correct….

  6. Glad to see the 5th is remembered in the painting.


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