Winslow Homer Civil War: 1863


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Winslow Homer Civil War Art:

The Undisputed 1863 Civil War Illustrations of Winslow Homer

When Winslow Homer began his career with Harper's Weekly, he had no formal art training and was not, at the time, respected as a great artist.  Much of his early work at Harper's Weekly was to make sketches from Mathew Brady photographs.  These sketches were then carved onto large wooden blocks, and used to "stamp" the images onto the pages of Harper's Weekly.  These original Harper's Weekly pages have now become treasured pieces of art. 

By the year 1863, Winslow Homer was respected as a great illustrator and artist.  We see his images both capturing, and interpreting the horrific was scenes going on around him.  At the same time, he always was able to bring a human element to his illustrations, an element often missing from the work of his contemporary illustrators.  Below, for your perusal, are the complete, undisputed works of Winslow Homer for 1863.

1863 Winslow Homer Civil War Illustrations:

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Winslow Homer - Shell in Rebel Trenches

January 17, 1863 - A Shell in Rebel Trenches

January, 24, 1863 - Winter Quarters in Camp

Winslow Homer- Pay Day in the Army of the Potomac

February 28, 1863 - Pay Day in the Army of the Potomac

Winslow Homer: Home from War

June 13, 1863 - Home from the War

Winslow Homer - British Pirate Alabama

April 25, 1863 - The Approach of the British Pirate "Alabama"

Winslow Homer Russian Ball

Winslow Homer's Great Russian Ball

Union Square Picture

The Great Sumter Meeting in Union Square New York

Winslow Homer Great Russian Ball at the New York Academy of Music

The images above represent the work of Winslow Homer appearing in the year 1863 in Harper's Weekly.  These are the images that are not in dispute, either because they are signed by Homer, or referred to in the newspaper as his work, or the work of the Harper's Weekly "special artist", a designator given to Winslow Homer. We are hopeful that you enjoy this work, and that the resources we are making available here are useful to you. 

A Note to our Readers

We acquired the images above for the purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.  With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year old illustrations available for purchase.  By selling these original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive on this site.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact The leafs are available for a price of $250, with the exception of the "sharpshooter", which is $600, due to the extremely rare and collectible nature of this image. and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the resources on this site.




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