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Image of The Sanctuary.

Edwin Forbes , (1839–Mar 6, 1895)

The Sanctuary.

10 11/16 in. x 15 5/8 in. (27.15 cm x 39.69 cm)

Medium and Support: copper plate etching on paper
Credit Line: transfer from Phillips Academy
Accession Number: 1990.156.40


“A negro family has just come in sight of the fortified lines of
the Union army. The old mother has thrown herself on her knees,
praising the Lord, while the rest of the family are grouped behind,
contemplating the scene in silent wonder.”

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