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Drawing, The Life Line, 1882–83

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1882–83 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is charcoal, white chalk on cream wove paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled To the Rescue!.

This object was donated by Charles Savage Homer, Jr. and catalogued by Amanda Sarroff and Calvin S. Hathaway. It is credited Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..

Its dimensions are

44.9 x 28 cm (17 11/16 x 11 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in brown ink, at lower left corner: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union [Lugt 457d]

It is inscribed

Recto: black chalk, lower left corner: The Life Line / First Sketch

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Life Line, 1882–83; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; charcoal, white chalk on cream wove paper, lined; 44.9 x 28 cm (17 11/16 x 11 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-34

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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