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Army of the Potomac—Sleeping on Their Arms

A work made of wood engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of wood engraving on paper.


published May 21, 1864


Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
published by Harper’s Weekly (American, 1857-1916)

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Winslow Homer


Army of the Potomac—Sleeping on Their Arms


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1864


Wood engraving on paper


Image: 34.7 × 52.6 cm (13 11/16 × 20 3/4 in.); Sheet: 38.9 × 55.1 cm (15 3/8 × 21 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Arthur and Hilda Wenig

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