Campaign Sketches: The Letter for Home

Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910), Printed by Louis Prang & Company (American, active 1860–1897)


Image: 26.9 x 21.4 cm (10 9/16 x 8 7/16 in.) Sheet: 35.6 x 27.6 cm (14 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lithograph, proof before letters and addition of tint

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings




In graphite, top verso: A black and white impressino from stone drawn by Winslow Homer, three impressions were made before the tint was printed and were pulled to show the artist what he had drawn on stone. The tine does not [underlined] add to the value of the impression not being the work of Winslow Homer. This is a proof before al letters./ E. Zimmermann; center verso: Mr. Zimmermann is the nephew of the late Louis S. Prang, the lithographer of Boston, Mass. who employed our noted artist, Winslow Homer and Mr. Zimmermann worked for his uncle, and knew Homer./ Otto[Olaf?] Mecker/ Antiquary/ 19 Centre St., Boston, Mass.


E. Zimmermann, nephew of Louis S. Prang; W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA, April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen