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Drawing, Masts of Ship with United States Flag, October 17, 1897

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated October 17, 1897 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite on off-white thin board; guest card of the pittsburgh club. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

9.8 x 12.5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Mount: 17.6 x 20.1 cm (6 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped at lower right (upside-down, in faded ink): Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Cooper Union. [Lugt 457d]

It is inscribed

Recto: across top in graphite, then crossed out: many experiments upper right in graphite: that this was so [underlined] / as I remember it / "Oct. 17 '97" [crossed out]. at lower right in graphite: Before scraping at lower left in graphite: From Atlantic.... SK Verso: Inscribed in black ink on printed invitation: Mr. Winslow Homer (in ink) / The Pittsburgh Club / at the request of / Mr. [crossed out] The Board of Governors (in ink) / respectfully tender to you the privileges / of their Club House for fifteen days. / 125 Penn Ave. / Oct. 12, 1897 (in ink) lower right in graphite: (252) (upsidedown).

Cite this object as

Drawing, Masts of Ship with United States Flag, October 17, 1897; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite on off-white thin board; guest card of the pittsburgh club; 9.8 x 12.5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.) Mount: 17.6 x 20.1 cm (6 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-252

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