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News from the War

Winslow Homer

American Art

This composite image shows how information traveled from the battlefield to the home front by way of newspapers, sketches, and personal letters. Amid the commotion, the still image of a grieving woman at top center demands our attention. The caption beneath this somber vignette reads “Wounded,” communicating both her pain and that of her beloved soldier. Popular art and literature recognized the correspondence between women’s and men’s suffering during the war.
MEDIUM Wood engraving
DATES 1862
DIMENSIONS Image: 13 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (34 x 51.8 cm) Sheet: 15 3/8 x 22 1/2 in. (39.1 x 57.2 cm) Frame: 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (57.8 x 73 x 3.8 cm)
INSCRIPTIONS In caption: "Drawn by Our Special Artist, Mr. Winslow Homer"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Harvey Isbitts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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