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Vertical study of soldier on horseback [horse is just suggested], with a sword in the hand of his upraised right arm and the reigns in his left and.

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  • Title: Cavalry Soldier with Sword on Horseback
  • Creator: Winslow Homer
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Physical Dimensions: w241 x h366 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
  • Medium: Black chalk on tan wove paper, lined
  • Viewing Notes: Vertical study of soldier on horseback [horse is just suggested], with a sword thrust upward with his right arm and the reigns gripped forcefully in his left hand.
  • Provenance: Charles Savage Homer, Jr.
  • Paper Support: Tan wove paper, lined.
  • Exhibitions: Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Art Museum, "The American Spirit: Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran. Masterworks from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution," October 17, 2003 - January 4, 2004.New York, NY - CHNDM, "The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource," June 8, 1991 - January 27, 1992.San Francisco, CA - The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, "Winslow Homer Paintings of the Civil War," 1988.New York, NY - M. Knoedler & Co., "Winslow Homer in Monochrome," December 12, 1986 - January 10, 1987, no. 10.New York, NY - The Century Club, "Drawings by Centurions lent by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," February 13, 1979 - March 4, 1979.Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Museum of Art, "Winslow Homer, Works on Paper," September 19, 1978 - November 5, 1978, no. 20.London, UK - Victoria and Albert Museum, "Winslow Homer," November 27, 1975 - January 19, 1975; Travelled to: Columbia, SC - Columbia Museum of Art, March 15, 1974 - April 19, 1974; Savannah, GA - Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc., April 25, 1974 - May 26, 1974.New York, NY - Whitney Museum of American Art, "Winslow Homer," April 3, 1973 - June 3, 1973, no. 163; Travelled to: Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles County Museum, July 1, 1973 - August 15, 1973; Chicago, Ill - Art Institute of Chicago, September 8, 1973 - October 21, 1973.New York, NY - Wildenstein & Co., "Winslow Homer," May 3, 1972 - June 3, 1972, no. 14.Washington, DC - NCFA [NMAA], "Treasures from the Cooper Union Museum," July 13, 1967 - September 24, 1967, no. 217.New York, NY - The Gallery of Modern Art, "Major 19th and 20th Century Drawings," January 19, 1965 - February 21, 1965.Clinton, NY - Edward W. Root Art Center, Hamilton College, "Paintings by Winslow Homer," October 11, 1964 - November 15, 1964, no. 20.New York, NY - The Jewish Museum, Jewish Historical Commission, "Civil War Centennial," December 1, 1960 - March 1, 1961.Washington, DC - National Gallery of Art, "Winslow Homer: A Retrospective Exhibition," November 23, 1958 - January 4, 1959; Travelled to: New York, NY - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 29, 1959 - March 8, 1959, no. 189.Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Art Museum, "Charles Parsons and His Domain: American Illustration, 1860-1890," April 1, 1958 - May 18, 1958, Part II, no. 86.Washington, DC - SITES, "American Drawings," [a European Traveling Exhibition] January 28, 1954 - September 30, 1954, no. 53.New York, NY - University Club, April , 1938 - April 21, 1938.Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Institute, "Centenary Exhibition of Works of Winslow Homer," January 28, 1937 - March 7, 1937, no. 210.Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Museum, "Winslow Homer 1836-1910," May 2, 1936- June 8, 1936, no. 70.
  • Dimensions: 36.6 x 24.1 cm (14 7/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
  • Bibliography: Hathaway, Calvin. "Drawings by Winslow Homer in the Museum's Collections," Chronicle of the Museum for the Arts of Decoration of Cooper Union, vol. 1, no. 2 (April, 1936), 52.Weitenkampf, Frank. "The Intimate Homer," The Art Quarterly, vol. VI, no. 4 (Autumn, 1943), 311 (illus.), 310, fig. 5.Van Doren Stern, Philip . They Were There (New York, NY: 1959), 95, pl. 115.Ketchum M., Richard, ed. and Bruce Catton. The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (New York, NY: 1960), title page, verso."The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War," New York Herald Tribune (October 31, 1960)."The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War," New York Times Book Review (October 30, 1960), 7.Lowenfels, Walter. Walt Whitman's Civil War (New York: De Capo, 1960), cover image; facing p. 209 (illus.).Military Review vol. XLI, no. 10 (October 1961), 87 (illus.).Gardner, Albert Ten Eyck. Winslow Homer (New York, NY: Bramhall, 1961), 45."News," Book of the Month Club (May, 1963), cover image."Doubleday Advertisement for Bruce Catton, Terrible Swift Sword," New York Times Book Review (May 12, 1963), 9.Kelsey, Charles C. To the Knife (Anne Arbor, MI: 1964), cover image.New York Times. Section 2 (January 24, 1965), illus.Wilmerding, John. Winslow Homer (New York, NY: Praeger, 1972), 62, pl. 2-15.Wilmerding, John and Elaine Dee. Winslow Homer 1836-1910 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972), no. 14 (illus.).Grossman, Julian. Echo of a Distant Drum, Winslow Homer and the Civil War (New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), 85, no. 61.Hendricks, Gordon. The Life and Work of Winslow Homer (New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979), fig. 93.Goodrich, Lloyd. "Visions of America--Winslow Homer," Reader's Digest (August, 1983), 145 (illus.).Goodrich, Lloyd and Abigail Booth Gerdts. "Winslow Homer in Monochrome," (New York, NY: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 1986),18, no. 10, (illus.). [exhibition catalogue]Simson, Marc, et al. Winslow Homer Paintings of the Civil War (San Francisco, CA: Bedford Arts Publishers, 1988), 34, fig. 6.

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