Huge Portrait of an unknown officer
Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:38 PM
I have no idea who this is, any ideas?
Sorry for the horrible picture.
Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:02 PM
Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:07 PM
In person, can you see his branch insignia? You might be able to make out his regimental number. Also, it appears that there is a signature in the lower left corner. That might give you a clue about where it was painted.
I will have to go back tomorrow and take a closer look. Would the branch insignia be behind the "USV" collar insignia?
I did not even notice the signature, I will try and get a better picture tomorrow.
Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:31 PM
Looks to be Spanish American War era to me, United States Volunteers
Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:39 PM
Bushy moustache, kind of resembles Theodore Roosevelt ???
Posted 15 September 2017 - 05:25 PM
Wonder what the price is on that portrait?
I believe it was on sale for $1200
Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:11 AM
Yes, his branch insignia will be behind the "USV." At the base of the insignia (most likely Infantry), between the butts of the muskets, should be the state abbreviation. At the top should be his regimental number.
Posted 28 September 2017 - 05:23 AM
Looks like he was in the 4th Virginia Infantry. I think this is George W. Taylor Colonel.
The artist is "Count Varonsky". I could find no other info on this portrait. I was unable to look at the back of the portrait.
Any ideas? This portrait is located in Norfolk Va.
Edited by hink441, 28 September 2017 - 05:30 AM.
Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:07 AM
By the way, here is an article on Taylor's revolver. https://pilotonline....84fe9e4cba.html
If you scroll through the photos, you'll find a similar photo of him.
That is definetly the same man. That is truly a fine looking pistol with excellent engraving that ties everything together. Col. George W. Taylor US Vols 4th Virginia Infantry.
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