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Painting, Sunlight and Shadow, 1873

This is a painting. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1873 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint on canvas. 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 Bucolic Musings.

This object was donated by Charles Savage Homer, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..

Its dimensions are

40.2 x 57.6 cm (15 13/16 x 22 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

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It is signed

Recto: Signed with brush and red oil paint, lower right: HOMER. Verso: Signed in graphite on stretcher: [full signature]

Cite this object as

Painting, Sunlight and Shadow, 1873; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; brush and oil paint on canvas; 40.2 x 57.6 cm (15 13/16 x 22 11/16 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1917-14-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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