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Plate 13: Officer's Winter Quarters

Creator:
Edwin Forbes, Henry J. Johnson
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1876
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 18 7/8 in x 24 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2103
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This copper etching was done from Forbes' original sketches done on the Civil War battlefields as the special artist for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" from 1862-1864. This etching depicts the living quarters of some officers. A couple are reading while the others are seated or lounging or standing while waiting for dinner after dress parade. In the doorway the sergeant of the guard is seen reporting to the officer of the day. The artist's signature is etched into the lower left corner of the image. This is Plate 13 of 40 in the Life Studies of the Great Army by Edwin Forbes, copyrighted by him in 1876, and published for subscribers by Henry J. Johnson, New York. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum