Ulysses S. Grant – Gained Victory at Vicksburg – Original Artwork by Edward Vebell


This scene of General Grant and staff aboard a monitor or gunboat on the Mississippi River, viewing the City of Vicksburg under siege just prior to its surrender. This signed work was done for the United States Postal Service, for a First Day Cover issued in 1990. The watercolor measures 13 x 17 inches approximate.

Unframed, on stiff artist paper.

A signature on card, or note signed by Grant, with a period CDV all framed together with this watercolor would look fantastic.

Edward Vebell, (1921- 2018), work in Chicago, prior to WWII as an illustrator, then enlisted in the Army, and became a staff artist for the Stars & Strips. His time at the Nuremburg War Crime trials, brought him in close range to sketch the German leaders on trial there, and before his death, donated much of his WWII works to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He later worked with the U.S. Postal Service, creating artworks used in many of their First Day Covers.

Ed Vebell was an avid collector, and like many artist, collected the items he used in his works. Ed was a true collector with a great appreciation for history. He attended many of our New England Antique Arms Society shows for years, selling off is prized pieces, and it was a great time listening to the many stories he held dear concerning his WWII experiences; enjoying Paris and the many lovely sights to painted and sketched in his makeshift apartment studio.

He was a great gentleman, and accomplished artist.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 18 × 4 in