The Army of the Potomac - A Sharp Shooter on Picket Duty
9 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (23.2 x 34.9 cm)
(Boston, MA, 1836 - 1910, Prout's Neck, ME)
Medium and Support:
Gift of Howard and Florence Merritt
Location: Not currently on view
Published in "Harper's Weekly," November 15, 1862
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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This object has the following bibliographic references:
The Wood Engravings of Winslow Homer.
New York, NY: Bounty Books, 1969.
Article Title: Journal Illustrations from Designs by Winslow Homer 1859-1866.
Article Scope: Entry.
Record of Works by Winslow Homer.
New York, NY: Spanierman Gallery, 2005-.
Volume Number: I
Page Number: 372
Article Author: Balge-Crozier, Marjorie P..
Article Title: Through the Eyes of the Artist: Another Look at Winslow Homer's Sharpshooter.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Imprint: Journal of the American Historical Print Collector's Society.
New York, NY: American Historical Print Collector's Society
Volume Number: 21,
Issue Number: 1.
Issue Date: Spring 1996.
Page Number: 2-9,
Figure Number: 1, p. 3
Winslow Homer and the Pictorial Press.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2003.
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