Don Troiani’s “Bonnie Blue Flag”

Harms88

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Many years ago, I was reading an ACW Magazine article on the Mule Shoe was I saw for the first time, Troiani’s Bonnie Blue Flag. It’s remained a favorite of mine to look at but it was always too expensive, very rarely dipping below the $500 mark. However, look what I got yesterday:

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Found it for only $280 including taxes and shipping. It’s a rather odd sized piece though, and a frame would cost almost $80, so I’m thinking of usting taping it up to the wall (behind the print, not over it) once I’ve gotten it flatten out a bit more.
 

Rusk County Avengers

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Congratulations on you acquisition!

I have a feeling this will be an annoying question, but why was this painting titled "Bonnie Blue Flag" cause I don't one see anywhere.

I've never been a painting person, but looking over Don Troiani's Soldier Study series from Revolutionary War subjects to CW ones, and his Mexican War painting I've been thinking of grabbing a couple to hang in my humble workshop. Also other artists work. I've never been a fan of Troiani's art style, but it grows on you.
 

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Nice buy! I actually contemplated buying that exact print... I saw one on ebay, but I believe it was around the $500. I decided not to buy it. Thanks for sharing.
 

JimW

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I have a feeling this will be an annoying question, but why was this painting titled "Bonnie Blue Flag" cause I don't one see anywhere.


As described by the artist. “At the battle of Spotsylvania, May 12 1864, General Stephen Dodson Ramseur’s North Carolina brigade struggles to hold back General [Winfield Scott] Hancock’s massive breakthrough. At the critical moment private Tisdale Stepp of the 4th North Carolina burst out with the great Southern War song “The Bonnie Blue Flag” which was taken up & down the line. The flags of the 4th & 14th North Carolina were side by side at this moment while General Ramseur has his wound treated."
 

Mrs. V

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Very nice. You should go to the local Michaels/Hobby Lobby etc and get your frame..or visit your local goodwill! Seriously you will find some odd sized frames there. I’ve bought things based on the frame..then re-donated the artwork sans frame!
 

Harms88

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Very nice. I love Troiani prints! I don't have this one however.

John

This is my first Troiani. Always liked his work but if I paid the money on everything I wanted....well....I'd still be poor. lol
Very nice. You should go to the local Michaels/Hobby Lobby etc and get your frame..or visit your local goodwill! Seriously you will find some odd sized frames there. I’ve bought things based on the frame..then re-donated the artwork sans frame!

The one that's needed is a 26x24.5 frame. Unless it's a regular sized type of frame, it's very rare to find them locally.
 

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@Harms88 I am fortunate to have several of his prints and I really enjoy them. All AoP stuff though. They have given me many years of pleasure. I got Faugh A Bellagh in 87 and that began my little addiction. I think the years will find you very happy with your purchase.

John
 

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This is my first Troiani. Always liked his work but if I paid the money on everything I wanted....well....I'd still be poor. lol


The one that's needed is a 26x24.5 frame. Unless it's a regular sized type of frame, it's very rare to find them locally.
Isn't it possible to use a more common size frame? Though it may turn out oversized, the background infill used could accentuate the picture itself.
Lubliner.
 

Harms88

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Isn't it possible to use a more common size frame? Though it may turn out oversized, the background infill used could accentuate the picture itself.
Lubliner.

Possibly. But I’m not much of a fan of putting posters in over-sized frames. I could try it though, I have a few posters that aren’t being hung up at the moment and I could swap them out and see what it looks like. Or heck, use the original poster as that infill. Lol
 

Carronade

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I have a feeling this will be an annoying question, but why was this painting titled "Bonnie Blue Flag" cause I don't one see anywhere.

As described by the artist. “At the battle of Spotsylvania, May 12 1864, General Stephen Dodson Ramseur’s North Carolina brigade struggles to hold back General [Winfield Scott] Hancock’s massive breakthrough. At the critical moment private Tisdale Stepp of the 4th North Carolina burst out with the great Southern War song “The Bonnie Blue Flag” which was taken up & down the line. The flags of the 4th & 14th North Carolina were side by side at this moment while General Ramseur has his wound treated."

I was about to ask the same thing; thanks for the explanation. You wouldn't get that the men were singing rather than just shouting or whatever unless you knew the story.
 
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