Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Gilbert Gaul (American, 1855-1919)
  • The Captain, 1885-1900
  • Oil on canvas
  • United States
  • H: 35 1/2 in, W: 25 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. Timothy A. Ingraham, 2000
  • 138076


This is a framed portrait of a Union soldier during the Civil War. The Captain stands, leaning on one leg and with arms crossed, in a field. He wears a blue uniform with a red sash. There are two other soldiers in the left background.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present