The Old Print Shop

Capture of New Orleans.

  • ARTIST: John Filmer

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving with modern handcoloring,

    DATE: ca 1862

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 3/4 x 6 1/2" (222 x 165 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 19th-century perspective of the capture of New Orleans in April 1862 during the Civil War, captured as a wood engraving and handcolored to highlight the details. This scene depicts a U.S. Navy force under the command of Flag-Officer David G. Farragut taking control of the Confederate city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The illustration highlights the naval vessels, having fought past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, with remnants of the intense battle evident in the damaged and burning ships pictured in the foreground.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This piece is in a mat for handling. 14 x 11" mat.

  • CONDITION: Good condition.