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Gettysburg Limited Edition Bronze statue “Defending the Colors”, by Ron Tunison


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This truly is a beautiful piece being offered, it is a large, limited edition cold-cast bronze statue of Corporal W.B. Murphy, 2nd Mississippi, and Corporal Samuel Waller of the 6th Wisconsin, by renowned sculptor Ron Tunison (1947-2013), dated 1996. It depicts Waller trying to take the battle flag of the 2nd Mississippi from Murphy on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The sculpture stands 17 inches tall and measures 10 inches wide. It is the very low number 6 of 350 edition.

Ron Tunison was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a scholarship student at the NYC National Academy where he continued his sculpting studies. He went on to become an internationally acclaimed sculptor of nine heroic bronze monuments: "General W. Crawford," near Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the “Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial" on Steinwehr Ave., the bas-relief "Delaware State Memorial" on Taneytown Road, and "The Gettysburg Civil War Women's Memorial" at Evergreen Cemetery (I attended the unveiling of that monument).

On the Antietam National Battlefield is Tunison's Irish Brigade Monument, "The Bivouac" is at the entrance to the Civil War Soldier's Museum at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va. "The Delaware Continentals" heroic size bronze of three advancing Revolutionary War soldiers stands atop a twenty-five-foot granite pedestal in front of Legislative Hall at Dover, Delaware. At Ringgold Gap in Atlanta, Ga., is Ron's life-size General Patrick Cleburne. Dedication ceremonies for “General John Barry, U.S. Naval Commander”, took place May 10th, 2014, at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Ron was the entrepreneur behind his own company Historical Sculptures, where he sculpted smaller statues.

The detail on this statue is amazing and it is in excellent condition. Being that this piece is in the first 10 produced (#6), makes it highly desirable. The total edition of this bronze (350) quickly sold out after it hit the market. This piece comes with the signed Certificate of Authenticity from Tunison. This is a large heavy piece, so extra shipping will be required.

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