Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Drawings of Dick the Cook

The above image was sketched by artist Edwin Forbes and is marked "Dick the cook, sketched near Culpeper C.H. [Courthouse], Sept, 1863."

What looks to be the same subject appeared in one of Forbes' earlier works. This one, apparently done four months before, is marked "Dick, sketched on the 6th of May [1863], the afternoon of Gen. Hooker's retreat across the Rappahannock, on return to camp."

Images courtesy the Library of Congress.

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