John Henry Ellsworth Whitney, Sergeant, Company B, 9th New York Infantry was seriously wounded in the pelvis during his regiment’s assault toward Sharpsburg on the afternoon of 17 September 1862, and was discharged, disabled, from a Frederick, MD hospital the following June.

An artist known particularly for wood engraving, he was magazine illustrator after the war. Here are some examples of his work from the 1880s. The first two, from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, are a finely-depicted monk and a self-portrait, “Artist at his Desk.”

He engraved this bullfight scene in 1880 and it was published in the Century Magazine in November 1883 (via GoogleBooks). This copy is online from Meisterdrucke Fine Art Prints in Villach, Austria. The original subject was drawn by Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903).

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