Object ID #18175435
This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. We acquired it in 1912. Its medium is brush and wash, gouache, charcoal on gray-green wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Homer was an avid fisherman and a master of watercolor. Fortunately, he was able to combine his avocation with his profession. Through a combination of broad strokes, soakings, and calligraphic gestures, he was able to convey this wilderness scene and to express the serenity of man in harmony with his majestic surroundings.
Beginning in 1912, Winslow Homer’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Savage Homer Jr., donated to the museum over 250 drawings from Homer’s studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, and 22 oil paintings hanging in their home. Charles was acquainted with the Hewitt sisters and also knew the painter Elliot Clark, who was acquiring American drawings on the Hewitt sisters’ behalf. With the acquisition of additional material, the museum now holds the largest group of works by Homer in any private or public collection.
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Object ID #18175435; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); possibly USA; brush and wash, gouache, charcoal on gray-green wove paper; 1912-12-89