On Guard

Winslow Homer. 1864.

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This Civil War–era painting portrays a boy watching over his family’s fields in his father’s absence.

Metadata Details
Item Type Artwork
Title On Guard
Short Title On Guard, 1864
Creator Winslow Homer
Publication Date 1864
Artwork Medium Oil on canvas
Artwork Size 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 23.5 cm)
Call Number Daniel J. Terra Collection, 1994.11
Rights Photography ©Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago