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"The Morning Walk" by Winslow Homer, Amer., (1836-1910)
Wood Engraving. 1868, published in Harper's Weekly 3/28/68, ed. unknown, B.?, 9 x 13-5/8, on thin warm white wove paper. Homer's hundreds of memorable wood engraved illustrations for Harpers Weekly, Gleason's and Ballou's Pictorial, as well as other periodicals offer a candid insight into day to day life in 19th century America with an unmatched range and relatability. One might compare him favorably to a combination of Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth in the 20th century.