Tuesday 15 November 2016

Bob Marrion Originals #2

I was fortunate enough (but nearly missed the boat!) to be able to buy these original Bob Marrion watercolours recently. Charles S Grant was selling them off on behalf of Bob's widow, so given that this was probably a unique opportunity I bought these four at a very reasonable price.

Confederate States Marines 1863

 2nd Wisconsin, Bull Run 1861

Major, 33rd Virginia, Manassas 1861 (Northern-style rank insignia)

Private, 33rd Virginia, Manassas 1861

I think everyone would agree that these are beautiful and I feel very fortunate to be able to hang them in my house.


  1. Wonderful, you can stare into each one for ages, the detail, proportion and animation is lovely.

  2. Norm, I agree, they are mesmerising

  3. Beautiful Colin - can I ask what sze they are as they look quite large - A4?

  4. Hi Carlo, they're not all the same size but are all roughly A4 give or take an inch or so.

  5. Glad you got some too Colin. When i got my Napoleonic ones I was delighted with the detail and vibrancy of the colours which you just don't get in the published work.
    Chris G

  6. Colin, they are marvellous, simply marvellous! Thanks for sharing these images


  7. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  8. Very nice Colin.
    I too have some originals from Bob. He was a true gent.