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Article: Rainy Day in Camp (Painting)

Rainy Day in Camp (Painting)

Rainy Day in Camp (Painting)

According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Artist Winslow Homer completed his painting "Rainy Day in Camp - his last major scene of life at the front - six years after the Civil War ended, using studies he had made during the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, in April and May 1862.

The red cloverleaf above Homer’s name on the overturned barrel in the left foreground was the insignia of the First Division of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac, of which the Sixty-First New York Volunteer Infantry - the unit to which the artist was assigned - was a part. One critic remarked that the bedraggled mule at the right “tells the whole story of the miserable conditions at Yorktown".

Artist: Winslow Homer
Date: 1871
Location: Yorktown, Virginia
Original medium: Oil on canvas
Orientation: Horizontal/Landscape
Image restored & enhanced by Rebel Seed Studio