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Winslow Homer Double Folio Civil War Wood Engraving


This double size wood engraving by Winslow Homer published on June 14, 1862 has a lot going on, including a self-portrait of the artist.

The author of "Echo Of A Distant Drum: Winslow Homer and the Civil War"  (New York, 1974),  Julian Grossman, comments on the tragic figure of the women below as well as the lighter self-portrait of Homer shown in more detail below.

In News from the War as in The Songs of the War a woman is again placed in the center of a montage. Can anything by more tragic than Wounded? As he of did in instances of high emotional drama, Homer hides the face of the woman reacting to the tragic news. Almost in sensitivity to the demands of the moment, he depends on the forward slump of the figure to express his full meaning.

In the lower left-hand corner of this page from Harper's Weekly. Homer show Our Special Artist - himself? - sitting on a barrel and sketching the portraits of two soldiers who are 6' 7" tall, much to the delight of the onlookers.

The print will come to you matted and enclosed in a protective plastic sleeve.

Price: $110

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