Reconnaissance in Force by General Gorman before Yorktown

1862
Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)


Object Place: United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0966

Dimensions

Sheet: 21 x 33.7 cm (8 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.3915

Medium or Technique

Graphite with brush and gray wash on cream wove paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Signed in graphite in l.l.: "WH"; l.c. and l.r.: "Reconnaissance in force by Gen'Gorman before Yorktown,/ Rebel battery only three hundred yards distant behind the woods." Verso: in graphite, "House was headquarters of French Commander at old siege of Yorktown." [In Homer's hand?]

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875