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Captain W.F. Bartlett and Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Palfrey at Camp Benton, MD, Nov. 1861

Captain W.F. Bartlett and Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Palfrey at Camp Benton, MD, Nov. 1861

Item Information

Title:
Captain W.F. Bartlett and Lieutenant-Colonel F.W. Palfrey at Camp Benton, MD, Nov. 1861
Description:
Lieutenant Col. F.W. Palfrey and Capt. W.F. Bartlett of the 20th MA Volunteers are talking, while a soldier seems about to give them a message. In the background, are a row of tents, soldiers, a cabin, and a horse.
Artist:
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910
Date:
1881
Format:
Paintings
Genre:
Oil paintings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
American Civil War 20th Massachusetts Regiment
Subjects:
Military officers
Military camps
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Palfrey, Francis Winthrop, 1831-1889
Bartlett, William Francis, 1840-1876
Places:
Maryland
Extent:
1 painting : oil on canvas ; visible image 54 x 84 cm, in frame 79 x 112 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Notes (acquisition):
Gift; 20th Massachusetts Regiment Association; 1897
Notes:
Signed and dated "Winslow Homer 1881" on back.
The painting depicts the time just after the Twentieth Regiment's defeat and heavy losses at the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, "American Battle Painting," July 4-September 4, 1944 and New York, Museum of Modern Art, October 3-November 18, 1944
Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, "The Sword In America, 1000-1954," Corcoran
Notes (object):
Gold frame.
Identifier:
09_03_000050