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The Army of the Potomac - A Sharp Shooter on Picket Duty

1862
9 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (23.2 x 34.9 cm)

Winslow Homer
American (Boston, MA, 1836 - 1910, Prout's Neck, ME)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Wood engraving
Credit Line: Gift of Howard and Florence Merritt
Accession Number: 1986.29
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Location: Not currently on view

Published in "Harper's Weekly," November 15, 1862

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See discussion of the circumstances of the making of the original painting for this work: Christopher Kent Wilson, "Marks of Honor and Death: 'Sharpshooter' and the Peninsular Campaign of 1862," in Marc Simpson, "Winslow Homer Paintings of the Civil War," Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1988: pp. 24-45. See article on the drawings that inspired this print: Giese, Lucretia Hoover and Roy Perkinson, "A Newly Discovered Drawing of Sharpshooters by Winslow Homer," Winterthur Portfolio, Spring 2011, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 61-89, another example of this print reproduced as fig. 18, p. 80

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