The Brierwood Pipe

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The Brierwood Pipe, 1864 by Winslow Homer

The Brierwood Pipe, 1864 is an oil painting by Winslow Homer of two men from the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry(Duryee Zouaves).

The title may refer to a popular poem of the day about the 5th New York Zouaves, titled "The Brier-Wood Pipe."[1] "Two of the most famous Zouave outfits in the Army of the Potomac were from New York, Duryees and Hawkins's."[2]

It is also known as Making Brier-root Pipes, Making Brierwood Pipes, and other similar variants.

As of 2012, the painting is on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum,[2] from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.[3]


  1. ^ "Wall Text, The Civil War and American Art". Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-02-16.
  2. ^ a b Simpson, Marc. Winslow Homer, Paintings of the Civil War. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Bedford Arts, Publishers. pp. 166–172. ISBN 0884010600. Retrieved 2013-02-15.
  3. ^ "The Brierwood Pipe". Cleveland Museum of Art. Retrieved 2013-02-15.