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A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac
  • Winslow Homer
    1836–1910
    born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States ; died: Prouts Neck, Maine, United States
  • A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac, 1861
  • published in Harper's Weekly, December 21, 1861, p. 808-809
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 351 x 510 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 13/16 x 20 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 406 x 553 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 x 21 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Hal M. Davison, Class of 1949
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0364
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Scene is set in a union camp at night. Union soldiers watch an African American man dance next to a campfire. There are tents in the center and right background.