DAILY ART FIX: Lincoln and Grant Meeting, Sketched from Life by Artist Winslow Homer

Art world links which caught my eye…

homer lincoln drawing

Winslow Homer: “Untitled [Sketch of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad with Ulysses S. Grant], 1865.”

After the Battle of Petersburg in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln visited the area to see General Ulysses S. Grant – a future President himself. Artist Winslow Homer, serving as a journalist at the time, captured a sketch from life of the two men while they were together in a railway station. Looks like Lincoln had shaved off his beard at the time.

Read the full article here: GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION – Winslow Homer at Petersburg?


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