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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M13840
People
After Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Engraved by Unidentified Artist
Title
A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Harper's Weekly, vol. V, no. 260, December 21, 1861
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1861
Culture
American
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wood engraving and letterpress on off-white laid paper
Technique
Wood engraving and letterpress
Dimensions
block: 35 × 51.3 cm (13 3/4 × 20 3/16 in.)
sheet: 40.8 × 56.7 cm (16 1/16 × 22 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper right, graphite: #48
  • inscription: lower center, below block, letterpress: A BIVOUAC FIRE ON THE POTOMAC.
  • inscription: lower left, in block: HOMER.
  • inscription: above block, letterpress: 808 HARPER'S WEEKLY 809
  • inscription: upper left, graphite: #48
Provenance
L. Aaron Lebowich, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1961
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Foster 48
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
M13840
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Colleen Walsh, "The Artist as Witness", The Harvard Gazette (September 13, 2019), e-journal, repr., https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/09/winslow-homers-work-as-civil-war-art-correspondent-focus-of-eyewitness-exhibit-at-harvard/, accessed September 17, 2019

Murray Whyte, [review:] "Harvard Rethinks Winslow Homer's Civil War Legacy with Provocative 'Eyewitness' Show", The Boston Globe (October 3, 2019)

Exhibition History

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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