Robert Augustus Toombs (1810-1885), at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, after the Civil War
Graphite on paper, laid on a larger sheet
Overall: 7 5/8 x 4 in. ( 19.4 x 10.2 cm )
mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
Although the inscription indicates the artist observed Toombs at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, he retired to his home in Washington, Georgia after the end of the Civil War and died there.
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Signed at lower right with illegible initials; inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Blatant Robert Toombs / White Sulphur Springs, W Va / 11th August, 1875."; larger sheet inscribed: "Sketched by myself from life, at the Springs where Gen. Toombs was in the / habit of attracting a crowd by abusing the government three or four times a day"
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