Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Peacemakers 2nd Nomination

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The Peacemakers[edit]

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Original - The Peacemakers is an 1868 painting by George P.A. Healy displayed in the White House. It depicts the historic March 28, 1865 strategy session between Abraham Lincoln, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, and David Dixon Porter on the steamer River Queen during the final days of the American Civil War, 18 days before Abraham Lincoln's assasination. Its the only time all four meet at one time.
High Ev as lead image in main article. Featured on Commons. Was nominated before, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Peacemakers, but didnt pass as it had one support and no Opposes.
Articles in which this image appears
The Peacemakers, David Dixon Porter, River Queen (steamboat), George Peter Alexander Healy, American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Alfred Van Santvoord, Ulysses S. Grant and the American Civil War
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
George Peter Alexander Healy
  • Support as nominator --Spongie555 (talk) 20:19, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support -- George Chernilevsky talk 09:16, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose. This is a massive painting; the reproduction could, (should?) be much larger. J Milburn (talk) 09:54, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
  • I haven't really been impressed with these White House Historical Association reproductions. This one is better than the Lincoln one we recently considered, but like it, it is simply too dark. We often refer to digitizations of paintings as scans, but that is not actually accurate: they are photographs, ideally made with a large-sensor camera, often using a series of separate exposures stitched together. Like any photograph, they need to be lit properly. The WHHA seems not to be doing that. Chick Bowen 20:16, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It's not a great painting and/or not a great photo. There are a lot of flaws, cracking etc., in it, especially noticeable at bottom-right. The arrangement of the buttons on the right-hand man's jacket is strange; the left-hand man's right shoe is unnatural; etc. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 22:56, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. Very good US Civil War image with high EV as shown by its usage. IMO 'flaws' in images like this (that are historic in their own right) should not be repaired unless they're in the reproduction, as opposed to in the original painting (e.g., cracked paint) as they're part of the history of the painting. Chick's concerns notwithstanding, I'm not sure this is a poor enough reproduction to oppose. --jjron (talk) 04:03, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support per nominator.--Mbz1 (talk) 13:47, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 00:58, 5 May 2011 (UTC)