25 1/16 x 35 13/16 in. (63.7 x 91 cm)
Framed: 36 5/16 x 47 7/16 in. (92.2 x 120.5 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
One of three images of Fort Sumter included in a series of 17 paintings commissioned for the House Committee on Military Affairs, this painting depicts the fort from the same perspective as Fort Sumter South Carolina Before the War, but shows the aftermath of battle, with its high walls crumbling. The landscape, though, is calmer—the surrounding waters are placid and the pinkish clouds are spread across the sky, rather than gathering forebodingly.