Original Oil Painting 6 x 7 Inches of the Civil War Quarters of 2 Members of the Post Band on Hilton Head Island – George B. Lang, Co I, 3rd N.H. Inf. & John C. Rhell, Co. D, 76th Pa. Inf.
This oil painting on canvas comes in a period wood, gold frame. The painting shows a soldier’s hut with wooden floor and canvas roof. Visible are a camp chair and two bunks. The painting is tastefully done with rich old colors. Some staining and imperfections but the overall look is really great. At the bottom of the painting in white paint is the following:
“QUARTERS OF G. B. LANG & J. C. RHELL POST BAND HILTON HEAD, S.C. JUNE 15, 63”
In checking the Civil War Database, John C. Rhell was a resident of York County, Pennsylvania and was mustered into Co. D of the 76th Pa. Infantry on October 8th, 1861. George B. Lang was a resident of Concord, New Hampshire enlisting on August 24th, 1861 into Co. I of the 3rd N.H. Infantry. He was promoted to musician on September 1st, 1862 and moved from Co. I to the Band. While the Civil war Database does not mention Rhell being in the Band, further research will probably confirm.
The period gold frame measures 9 ½ x 10 ½ inches and the gold in its stressed appearance is truly beautiful. A wonderful example of soldier art for display.
#A559 – Price $1,295