9" x 12" oil
An officer counsels his young drummer and flag bearer. Could they be his own sons? Could he be giving words that might save their lives?
The 60th Royal American Regiment came to the colonies circa 1755, during the French and Indian war. They learned, through misfortune, fighting here was not conducted according to European standards. Rarely did opposing forces confront one another open meadow style in formal rank.
This piece and its companion painting, "A Daughter's Touch" deal with lighter moments.
Reproductions of this painting were produced.