The Bright Side (painting)

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The Bright Side, 1865, by Winslow Homer

The Bright Side is an oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer. Painted in 1865, the concluding year of the American Civil War, the work depicts four African American Union Army teamsters sitting on the sunny side of a Sibley tent.[1] The painting is in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-(De Young)

Its dimensions are 33.7 cm (13.27 in.) x 44.5 cm (17.52 in.)[2]

From November 2012 to September 2013, the painting was on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.[3]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "The Bright Side - Winslow Homer - 1865". The Athenaeum. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Wall Text, The Civil War and American Art". Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-02-16.