The Veteran in a New Field, 1875


Winslow attended Washington Grammar School, on Brattle Street, near Harvard Square in Cambridge, and began drawing at an early age. His parents encouraged him and his father once brought him a complete set of lithographs from Paris.

In 1855, his father saw an advertisement from John Bufford, a Boston lithographer looking for an apprentice with a talent for drawing. After a probationary period of two weeks, Bufford took him on as an apprentice and even waived the usual $300 tuition fee. Winslow's greatest work was portraits of the entire Massachusetts Senate.

Winslow Homer | The Veteran in a New Field