Description: This photograph shows a single pen cabin with gable end stone chimney and front porch standing in a cleared field. There is a corner of a log cabin visible at left.
Historical Note: Gilbert Gaul (1855-1919), who received his artistic training at the National Academy of Design, inherited a farm in Van Buren County, Tennessee, in 1881. Gaul built a log residence and studio on this land where he lived until 1885. Gaul spent time again in Tennessee from 1891 to 1895 and in 1905 began teaching at Watkins Institute in Nashville. In the 1880s, he began to create works commemorating the Civil War, many of which found enthusiastic patrons.
Institution: Private collection
Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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