The Battle of Bunker Hill was the beginning of the actual fight for freedom and American independence. Our nation's forefathers often faced frigid elements, protected only by threadbare clothes, substandard arms compared with the highly equipped British armies. Men of all ages trudged through often mountainous terrain, with scarce supplies and smallpox challenging our soldiers at every step in hopes of victory and overcoming the tax burden imposed upon their families. The subtlety of the painting style of legendary Barbizon impressionist artist John Phillip Osborne is at once apparent and powerful. To achieve his 24x30 historical depiction landscape Osborne used prismatic light, tonal progression coupled with impressionist brush strokes, his signature elements. His historic depictions are rare and highly sought after by collectors of revolutionary war relics and fine art alike. John Phillip Osborne was the leading instructor of the highly regarded Ridgewood Art Institute of New Jersey for more than thirty four years. Osborne taught generations of his students to go beyond the obvious in portraying their subject matter in a composition striving to capture the genuine overall feeling of the moment. He had graduated with honors from Pratt Institute of NYC and then continued his studies at the Art Students League, also of NYC. Original Osborne oil paintings have been exhibited in United States Embassies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as in coveted venues across the United States. A recipient of numerous awards, Osborne's highest personal honor was the "Artist in Special Tribute" and the "Gold Medal of Honor" presented to him by the Hudson Valley Art Association. This historic landscape is framed in a black and gold floater frame suitable for traditional and transitional homes alike; the framed size is 25x31.