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  Robert E. Lee and Traveller

This figure set was featured in a diorama for the 2011 Delaware Art Museum exhibition "Masterpieces in Miniature: A Celebration of Howard Pyle."

Traveller is a 1:12 scale customized Breyer model, repainted and fitted with silky viscose fiber mane and tail. Lee is hand-sculpted of Prosculpt polymer clay, and his costuming, horse tack and accessories are all hand made. His shabraque (saddle blanket) is a hand made reproduction of the original from the collection of the American Civil War Museum. Lee and Traveller are sold together.

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Lee described his faithful horse in a letter to Mrs. Lee's cousin who wished to paint a portrait of him:

“If I was an artist like you, I would draw a true picture of Traveller; representing his fine proportions, muscular figure, deep chest, short back, strong haunches, flat legs, small head, broad forehead, delicate ears, quick eye, small feet, and black mane and tail. Such a picture would inspire a poet, whose genius could then depict his worth, and describe his endurance of toil, hunger, thirst, heat and cold; and the dangers and suffering through which he has passed. He could dilate upon his sagacity and affection, and his invariable response to every wish of his rider. He might even imagine his thoughts through the long night-marches and days of the battle through which he has passed. But I am no artist Markie, and can therefore only say he is a Confederate gray.”

— Robert E. Lee,
letter to Markie Williams



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All my figures are individually hand-sculpted in 1:12 scale from polymer clay. They are painted using Genesis heat set oils, costumed in the finest fabrics and wigged with English Viscose or Tibetan lamb hair. Each is a one-of-a-kind creation. Interested buyers may purchase directly online, or contact me at mare@whitehorsestudio.com. Commissions accepted as schedule allows. Click here for shipping information.

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