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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]

References[edit]

^ 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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The Boat Builders Breezing Up The Brierwood Pipe The Bright Side Children Under a Palm The Cotton Pickers Dressing for the Carnival Eight Bells The Fog Warning In Front of Yorktown Cannon Rock Northeaster The Fox Hunt The Gulf Stream Lost on the Grand Banks Right and Left Snap the Whip A Visit from the Old Mistress Maine Coast Searchlight on Harbor Entrance, Santiago de Cuba Fishing Boa

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