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Drawing, Sheep Resting, October 15, 1878

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated October 15, 1878 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite, brush and watercolor on white 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

22.5 x 30 cm (8 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: "Damask Linene" and hand holding a rose. Recto: Stamped in black ink, at lower right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Cooper Union. Lugt, 457d.

It is signed

Signed and dated, with brush and watercolor, at lower left corner: HOMER OCT 15th 1878

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in graphite ?, at top: B[urnt]t. sienna; and again, at top right edge: Flesh color Verso: Inscribed in graphite ?: Leeds Oct 10th 1878.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Sheep Resting, October 15, 1878; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite, brush and watercolor on white watercolor paper; 22.5 x 30 cm (8 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-55

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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