"The Serenade" sketch from The True Story of Glory Continues

"The Serenade" sketch from The True Story of Glory Continues

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"The Serenade" painted sketch from the artist's sketchbook used in the documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. The sketch depicts four black soldiers standing and singing to a seated man and white woman in front of a tent. This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.

Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.

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paint (overall material)
overall: 17 in x 22 1/4 in; 43.18 cm x 56.515 cm
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Paul Culberg
Motion Pictures
Civil War
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