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Painting, The Yellow Jacket, 1879

This is a Painting. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1879 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 donated by Charles Savage Homer, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 73.7 × 55.9 × 8.9 cm (29 in. × 22 in. × 3 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

see curatorial remarks

It is signed

Signed and dated in brush and black oil paint, lower left: Homer/1879

Cite this object as

Painting, The Yellow Jacket, 1879; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; brush and oil paint on canvas ; Frame H x W x D: 73.7 × 55.9 × 8.9 cm (29 in. × 22 in. × 3 1/2 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1917-14-4

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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