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A Visit from the Old Mistress
A Visit from the Old Mistress
is an 1876 painting by American artist Winslow Homer. It was one of several works that Homer created during a mid-1870s visit to Virginia, where he had served as a war correspondent during the Civil War.[1] Scholars have noted that the painting's composition is taken from Homer's earlier painting Prisoners from the Front, which depicts a group of captive Confederate soldiers defiantly regarding a Union officer.[2] It, along with Homer's other paintings of black southern life from this period, have been praised as an "invaluable record of an important segment of life in Virginia during the Reconstruction."[1]

External video

Podcast: The Civil War and American Art, Episode 5, Smithsonian American Art Museum[3]


^ a b Wood, Peter; Dalton, Karen (1989). "Winslow Homer's images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction years". Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 49 (3): 3–4.  ^ Calo, Mary Ann (1980). "Winslow Homer's Visits to Virginia during Reconstruction". American Art Journal. Kennedy Galleries Inc. 12 (1): 4–27.  ^ "The Civil War and American Art, Episode 5". Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 

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