Homer, Winslow (illus).
Single page wood engraving from Harper's Weekly magazine, November 15, 1862. In complete magazine which has been disbound from a bound volume. Small abrasion to right upper margin and light soiling to left corner of upper margin, outside image area; overall very good condition. A fine original wood-engraving. This is the original wood-engraving published in Harper's Weekly magazine after Winslow Homer's iconic painting which was not exhibited until over a year later. An extraordinarily strong image, which is powerfully rendered in black and white. The centrefold for this issue is Thomas Nast's "The War for the Union - Surprise of Rebel Guerrillas by a Squadron of United States Cavalry", a dramatic depiction of a skirmish. Item #28245