WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND COUNTRY. THE ARTIST - JOHN PAUL STRAIN Artist John Paul Strain captures the color, drama and heroism of the Civil War with a vivid realism that is unique among the nation's top-ranking historical artists. A native Southerner born in Nashville, Tennessee, John Paul Strain has studied American History and the War Between the States in particular practically all of his life.He received his formal training at BYU, polished his professional techniques as an illustrator for the U. Department of Energy, and soon afterwards entered the field of historical fine art, prints and posters. His work met immediate success and was showcased at a premiere gallery in the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed for his paintings of the Old West, he eventually moved to Texas to work full time in the field of historical art. His early art, prints and posters depicting Civil War subjects produced the same enthusiastic response as his Western Art, and in the 1980s John Paul Strain began to concentrate on the Civil War. Few artists in the field have gained such widespread popularity so quickly. His art, prints and posters are now acclaimed among collectors, who prize his studies of Lee, Jackson, Forrest and other Civil War leaders, as well as his scenes of conflict and pageantry.
His distinctive artistic style, which combines bright colors and contrasting shadows, and his devotion to historic authenticity have dramatically increased his popularity. Today, his original art is displayed throughout America and among collectors of fine art limited-edition Civil War prints. Artist John Paul Strain has become an American favorite."La Belle Rebelle" John Paul Strain S/N Limited Edition Print. Confederate Spy Belle Boyd & 1st Lt. Front Royal, VA - May 23, 1862. Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign was well in motion on the warm spring day of May 23, 1862. General Jackson and his command had been unleashed by the words of General Lee, The blow wherever struck, must, to be successful, be sudden and heavy.
Jackson had led his army through the thick-pined roads of the Blue Ridge mountains within a mile and a half of his intended target, the Federal force at Front Royal. The youngest member of Jackson's staff, 1st Lt.
Henry Kyd Douglas spotted a woman running across the valley and fields separating the two armies. Douglas would later write, She seemed, when I saw her, to heed neither weeds nor fences, but waved a bonnet as she came on, trying, it was evident, to keep the hill between herself and the village.I called General Jackson's attention to the singular movement just as a dip in the land hid her, and at General Ewell's suggestion, he sent me to meet her and ascertain what she wanted. That was just to my taste and it took only a few minutes for my horse to carry me to meet the romantic maiden whose tall, supple, and graceful figure struck me as soon as I came in sight of her. As I drew near, her speed slackened, and I was startled, momentarily at hearing her call my name. But I was not astonished when I saw that the visitor was the well-known Belle Boyd whom I had known from her earliest girlhood. She was just the girl to dare to do this thing.
Belle was a Confederate spy and had been gathering intelligence on the Federal force at Front Royal while visiting her aunt. She exclaimed to Douglas that the 1st Maryland was the only regiment in town and they were ripe for the taking. Returning to General Jackson and Ewell, 1st Lt. Douglas passed on this new information. Stonewall reacted with anger towards the traitorous Maryland Yankees and immediately ordered up his Confederate 1st Maryland to the front of his force.
General Jackson's attack was sudden, heavy, and successful. His army routed the force of 1000 Federal soldiers, capturing 700 men and 20 officers, along with two valuable 10-pound Parrott guns. General Jackson would describe the beautiful Miss Boyd as wearing a "conspicuous dark blue dress and fancy white apron, " and would thank her with the following note.
I thank you, for myself and for the Army, for the immense service that you rendered your country today. The daughter of a Martinsburg, Virginia storekeeper, 18 year old Belle Boyd began her career of espionage during the Federal occupation of Martinsburg in1861. On July 4, 1861 she shot and killed a marauding Federal solider with a pistol at her home. By the autumn of 1861, Belle began working for the Confederate Intelligence Service and being an excellent horse woman, occasionally rode as a courier for Generals Beauregard and Jackson.
Belle's beauty, charm and vivaciousness would gain her many secrets from unsuspecting blue-clad soldiers. Known by many of her admirers as "La Belle Rebelle" she would become one of the most celebrated southern women of the war.All Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered (S/N) by the artist and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition prints are restricted to a certain number. For example, if 400 prints are made from an original painting, once theyre gone, thats it.
There is no limit to the number of open edition prints of a particular painting. Thats why Limited Edition prints are more expensive and more valuable to collectors than "open" edition. Rare objects are more valuable. All Limited Edition artwork is subject to availability at time of order. The item "La Belle Rebelle John Paul Strain Civil War Print Confederate Spy Belle Boyd" is in sale since Sunday, July 23, 2017.This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "airplanesandmore" and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.