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Object Name Painting
Catalog Number FIC2008.00581
Scope & Content Painting: "In Hospital, 1861" or "In the Hospital, 1861"

Watercolor on paper, attached to cardboard backing. With gold-painted mat.

Depiction of a Confederate hospital ward, featuring a woman in a straw boater reading to a soldier with his arm in a sling, while another woman and two uniformed men tend to the wounded soldier in the next bed.

Signed in lower left corner, "W. L. Sheppard"
Creator Sheppard, William Ludwell
People Sheppard, William Ludwell
Subjects Soldiers
hospitals
women
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries