One of America’s greatest 19th century painters Winslow Homer ( 1836 – 1910 ) began his
career as an illustrator . In the spring of 1861 he was sent to the front as an artist correspondent for the relatively new illustrated journal Harpers Weekly. At this time the Weekly’s circulation had grown to over 200.000 and the illustrations were an integral part of the newspapers success. Homer had a special talent for capturing the essence of the American scenery and it’s people. These wood engravings are all original and have become not only decorative and affordable art for the home but also have great historical value for the collector.” Snap The Whip” is an original hand -colored wood engraving from the September 1873 issue of Harper’s Weekly. There is a small piece missing on the middle of the left side near the edge of the image and it is adhered to acid free paper. It is a double page spread with the publisher’s center fold and very nice hand coloring.