(1844 - 1906)
John Mulvany was active/lived in New York, Missouri / Ireland. John Mulvany is known for frontier, battlefields, portrait.
On June 25, 1876, in what is now eastern Montana, there occurred a minor military engagement along the Little Bighorn River.
The Seventh U.S. Cavalry under Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer had met up unexpectedly with the fighting men of a large Sioux and Cheyenne village, and five companies of cavalry, some 270 soldiers, were killed.
Despite the fact that no white eyewitnesses survived, the event soon became a major saga in the mythology of our country's history, and hundreds of artists, poets, composers and historians have tried their hands at producing a true depiction of events as they must have unfolded that day.
The first artist to realize the potential appeal of the subject matter was John Mulvany (1844 ... Displaying 750 of 4482 characters.