Xanthus Russell Smith
Marine, landscape, portrait, and historical painter. American , 1839-1929 was an American artist best known for his illustrations of the American Civil War. Born in Philadelphia, Smith served in the United States Navy during the war and depicted naval battles with a variety of media, including pencil and oil paint. His best known work (right) recreates the 1864 battle between the CSS Alabama and USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France. Smith did not actually participate in most of the battles he illustrated; instead, he generally consulted those who were present at the engagements.

 

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Xanthus Russell Smith Battle between The Monitor and Merrimac oil painting   

Painting ID::  33019
Xanthus Russell Smith
Battle between The Monitor and Merrimac
nn08 Courtesy of the Wiscasset Bay Gallery

   
   
     

 

 

Xanthus Russell Smith Attack on Fort Fisher,North Carolina oil painting   

Painting ID::  49351
Xanthus Russell Smith
Attack on Fort Fisher,North Carolina
mk195 1893 Oil on canvas 56x123

   
   
     

 

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Xanthus Russell Smith
Marine, landscape, portrait, and historical painter. American , 1839-1929 was an American artist best known for his illustrations of the American Civil War. Born in Philadelphia, Smith served in the United States Navy during the war and depicted naval battles with a variety of media, including pencil and oil paint. His best known work (right) recreates the 1864 battle between the CSS Alabama and USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France. Smith did not actually participate in most of the battles he illustrated; instead, he generally consulted those who were present at the engagements.