Here Fell Custer" by Eric Von Schmidt , Very Rare Signed Little Big Horn Print

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 08, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

This Rare signed print by Eric Von Schmidt is 26" x 40" over all ", titled Here Fell Custer, numbered in the lower left corner, 606/950, and signed and dated in the lower right corner,

"Eric Von Schmidt '86" . We have it shrink wrapped on a styrofoam backing. The song, "Garryowen" Regimental Song of the 7th Cavalry, is printed in it's entirety under the print.

The original painting was an acrylic on canvas. "Here Fell Custer" was completed in time for the centennial of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1976, and was premiered in the June 1976 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. The National Park Service has now selected "Here Fell Custer" as the official painting depicting the last stand in which five companies of the 7th Cavalry under the command of Lt. Col. George A Custer fought to their deaths against warriors of the Sioux and Cheyenne nations. The painting is displayed on the wayside exhibit at Last Stand Hill near where Custer fell as well as on the National Parks Service Brochure.

Eric Von Schmidt (1931-2007) American painter, musician, and writer, conducted intensive research to produce the original painting. A dramatic rendering of Custer and the men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry in the foreground struggling to defend themselves against the attack of the Native American Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne.

Eric Von Schmidt's "Here Fell Custer" is
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