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Prints by Winslow Homer

[ Harper's genre | Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper | Harper's Civil War ]
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Homer's genre prints from Harper's Weekly

Newspapers like Harper's Weekly, Ballou's Pictorial, Every Saturday, etc., were filled each week with woodblock illustrations by many of the leading American artists of the last half of the nineteenth century. Now-famous painters like Winslow Homer gained early experience as staff artists on the Civil War battlefield, providing sketches that were published as contemporaneous views of battles, soldiers and scenes. These pictures provided the most widely circulated eye-witness illustrations of the war, and thus were the most common means by which Americans could view the events and persons of the tragic conflict. Also of great interest are the genre scenes drawn by leading American artists, many of whom got their first chance to succeed through such weekly papers. Again, Winslow Homer's work shines through, displaying his talent for sympathetically capturing people in distinctive land- and seascapes. Examples of Homer's work in papers like Harper's are now beginning to be appreciated not only as decorative and affordable, but also as historically significant for collectors .

The following prints are all wood engravings after Winslow Homer. They are uncolored and on full sheets as originally issued, unless otherwise noted. All are in very good condition, except as noted. Numbers preceded by "B" refer to the prints listed in the book Winslow Homer's Magazine Engravings by Philip Beam.


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Homer's prints from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Homer's Civil War prints from Harper's Weekly


Double folio

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Homer's prints from Our Young Folks

All are approximately 6 1/2 x 3 3/4.

Homer's prints from The Galaxy

All are approximately 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.

Homer's prints from Appleton's Journal of Literature, Science, and Art

All are approximately 6 1/4 x 6 1/2 unless noted.


[ Harper's genre | Harper's Civil War ]
[ Our Young Folks | The Galaxy | Appleton's ]

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