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Print, A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac River, from Harper's Weekly, December 21, 1861, pp. 744-745., December 21, 1861

This is a Print. It was created by Winslow Homer and after Winslow Homer. It is dated December 21, 1861 and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is wood engraving in black ink on newsprint paper.. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Arthur B. Carlson. It is credited Gift of Arthur B. Carlson.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 38.8 x 55.8 cm (15 1/4 x 21 15/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed on block, lower left: Homer.

Cite this object as

Print, A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac River, from Harper's Weekly, December 21, 1861, pp. 744-745., December 21, 1861; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; wood engraving in black ink on newsprint paper.; Overall: 38.8 x 55.8 cm (15 1/4 x 21 15/16 in.); Gift of Arthur B. Carlson; 1951-93-7

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