"Oh, Indy!" a shaken voice exclaimed. "Do you think he's dying?"
Medium: Watercolor on illustration board
Dimensions: 10 11/16 × 10 1/8 in. (27.1 × 25.7 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Rosemary Roselle," by Joseph Hergesheimer, in The Saturday Evening Post, September 30, 1916
Credit Line: Acquired through the estate of Frieda Becher, 1979
About: Frederic Gruger was one of the most prolific and expert artists in black and white media, which he mastered early in his career as a newspaper illustrator. Here, a young Massachusetts professor in the Union Army suffers an assault and is cared for by (and falls in love with) a young Richmond woman. Fiction about the Civil War, often centering on romantic complications, was popular well into the twentieth century.
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