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1912

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Drawing, Study for "The Signal of Distress", 1881

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1881 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite, brush and blue-green, brown, and yellow watercolor, gray wash, traces of black ink on white heavy wove watercolor paper. 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

35 x 29.4 cm (13 3/4 x 11 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Recto: Stamped in purple ink, at lower right corner: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union, Lugt 457d.

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphte on bow, at left: No 4; in pen and black ink on bow, at right: No 4. Verso: Inscribed in graphite, at top left: (43)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for "The Signal of Distress", 1881; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite, brush and blue-green, brown, and yellow watercolor, gray wash, traces of black ink on white heavy wove watercolor paper; 35 x 29.4 cm (13 3/4 x 11 9/16 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-43

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