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A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac

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 December 21, 1861


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

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Winslow Homer


A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1861


Wood engraving on paper


Image: 35.1 × 51.2 cm (13 7/8 × 20 3/16 in.); Sheet: 41 × 55.4 cm (16 3/16 × 21 13/16 in.)

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Gift of Arthur and Hilda Wenig

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