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Church painted panoramic vistas of scenes from New England to South America, but in this canvas he offers a symbolic image of America during the Civil War.
The 31-star flag of the Union flutters amidst the smoke of battle as a symbol of Church's belief in the eventual triumph of the Union.
Robert Hoe, Esquire, New York, New York. private collection. Mr. Albert Ten Eyck Gardner, New York, New York. Graham Gallery, New York, New York, 1969. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; traded to Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, New York, with Asa Burton Closson, Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, as End of the War. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Pulliam; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1971.