Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain House Drawing
Materials: mixed media paper, prismacolor, mechanical pencil, pentel
A portion (80%) of the sale of this original piece of art benefits the Pejepscot History Center in their efforts to preserve and restore the Joshua L. Chamberlain house for generations to come. The porches that Chamberlain himself built on his home of over fifty years are in structural danger due to wood rot and lack of maintenance over the last century. Together, you and I are going to help with the restoration costs. Buildings like this one belong to all of us.
Read the full story on my blog at www.artbyjessicajewett.com/2020/01/12/save-the-chamberlain-house/
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Union general in the American Civil War who rose to that rank without formal military training (he was a professor before the war). He volunteered for service, and then later became a four-term governor of Maine, followed by president of Bowdoin College. National history largely forgot Chamberlain until Ken Burns heavily featured him throughout his documentary series, The Civil War. Then in the early 90s, Jeff Daniels played Chamberlain in the film, Gettysburg, followed ten years later by playing him again in Gods and Generals.
Each detail of the house was researched and replicated to the best of my ability down to the placement of the trees, the curtains from 1870s photographs, the wrought iron fence design, and the woodwork. If you look up top, you'll see the famous chimney Chamberlain added after the war with the Maltese cross. He was a Fifth Corps officer and the Maltese cross was their insignia, a symbol found throughout the house.
The art was done in a combination of Pentel mechanical pencils with .5 mm lead and Prismacolor Ebony pencils on mixed media paper. This listing is for various sized prints of the original art. The original is 11x14 inches and costs $385.00 USD. Prints (5x7, 8x10, or 11x17 inches) range in price from $12.00 USD to $24.00 USD and are made on high quality cardstock with a glossy finish. Original art prices are calculated based on the materials used plus a $15 hourly labor rate, which is quite low for many artists. All art was created by me, Jessica Jewett. I'm a mid-30s artist living in Atlanta. All of my art is completed with the tools utilized in my mouth due to disability.
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Wow!! So much beautiful detail, my husband can't wait to frame it and put it in his office! Quick shipping too, especially since the artist was swamped with orders!
My husband and I saw an interview with Jessica. We were so impressed with her art and her heart for preserving history. Our print is already framed and hanging in our newly painted foyer and looks beautiful.
I’m a fan of Joshua Chamberlain, so when I saw on CBS News that Jessica Jewett was donating the proceeds of this piece to the museum, I knew I wanted one. Jessica remained in contact from the receipt of the order until shipping. It was well packed. It is a beautiful piece of art and history. I feel fortunate to have it and to learn about Jessica’s art.
What an absolutely amazing piece of artwork. Shipping was fast. Communication was excellent.
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