Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day



In honor of —Winslow Homer’s iconic composition “The Veteran in a New Field.”

Homer covered the Civil War for Harper's. Harper's sent Homer to the front lines of the American Civil War (1861–1865), where he sketched battle scenes and camp life, the quiet moments as well as the chaotic ones. His initial sketches were of the camp, commanders, and army of the famous Union officer, Major General George B. McClellan, at the banks of the Potomac River in October, 1861.

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/homr/hd_homr.htm

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