CHARLES RINALDO FLOYD (GEORGIA, 1797-1845) MILITARY DRAWING

Item/Auction Attributes

ink and watercolor on paper with gilt highlights,
1827.
Excellent condition with some very minor toning at edge of mat. Not examined out of frame.
3 1/2" x 4 1/2" sight, 7" x 7 3/8" OA.
$800.00
$1,200.00
Catalogue Note: Charles Floyd (October 14, 1797-March 22, 1845) was a noted duelist, soldier, and artist. He was the second son of General John Floyd who commanded the 1st Division of the Georgia Militia. Charles joined the Marines in 1818, leaving in 1824 upon receiving an appointment as aide de camp to his father. He later distinguished himself in the Seminole Wars and was an early settler of Florida. His papers are held by the Georgia Historical Society, and the Marine Corps Museum owns his self-portrait drawn in 1825. While a number of Floyd's drawings have been recorded, we could only locate a single 2004 sales record for his works.