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Winslow Homer print...

Item # 561141

March 5, 1859

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1859

* Rare Winslow Homer print

The front page has a 7 1/2 by 6 inch portrait of: "Nahum Capen, Esq., Postmaster Of Boston", done by Winslow Homer. Also has a detailed biographical sketch of Capen.

Rare to find Homer prints in this title as most of his work went into the more popular Harper's Weekly publication.

Other topics with prints and text throughout this 16 page issue. Lite staining in the outer margin, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art.

Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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