News from the War
This composite image shows how information traveled from the battlefield to the home front by way of newspapers, sketches, and personal letters. Amid the commotion, the still image of a grieving woman at top center demands our attention. The caption beneath this somber vignette reads “Wounded,” communicating both her pain and that of her beloved soldier. Popular art and literature recognized the correspondence between women’s and men’s suffering during the war.
Image: 13 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (34 x 51.8 cm)
Sheet: 15 3/8 x 22 1/2 in. (39.1 x 57.2 cm)
Frame: 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (57.8 x 73 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
In caption: "Drawn by Our Special Artist, Mr. Winslow Homer"
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Gift of Harvey Isbitts
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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). News from the War, 1862. Wood engraving, Image: 13 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (34 x 51.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.73 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.105.73_bw.jpg)
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