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Drawing, General McClellan's Sixth Cavalry Regiment, Embarking at Alexandria for Old Point Comfort

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated April 2, 1862 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite, brush and gray wash on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Charles Savage Homer, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..

Its dimensions are

21.9 x 40.3 cm (8 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in brush and wash, lower left: HOMER

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, verso: April 2nd / The 6th Penn Cavalr ... / Embarking at Alexandr ... / April 2 for Old Point Comfort / This is a full Regt. All the men have / Lances which they use with great ski... / This being the only Regt. of the kind in the Serv... / I thought you would like it / H.

Cite this object as

Drawing, General McClellan's Sixth Cavalry Regiment, Embarking at Alexandria for Old Point Comfort; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite, brush and gray wash on cream paper; 21.9 x 40.3 cm (8 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-137

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