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American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Hunter in the Adirondacks, 1892
Former Title: Adirondacks
Drawing
American
,
19th century
Watercolor over graphite on white paper
35.2 x 50.7 cm (13 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
, 1939.230
Marks
signed: blue watercolor, l.r.: 1892/ HOMER
exhibition label: removed from reverse, paper: No. 132, Winslow Homer exhibition Apr 3-June 3 1973
inscription: verso, left edge, graphite: 40331
Provenance
Doll and Richards, Boston, 1892; purchased by Edward W. Hooper, Boston, 1892; Horace D. Chapin, Boston, c. 1911; private collector, Boston, c. 1936.
Bibliography
William Howe Downes, The Life and Works of Winslow Homer, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA and New York, NY, 1911), reproduced opposite p. 198

Copley Society, Copley Society Catalogue of Paintings in Water Color by Winslow Homer, John S. Sargent, Dodge MacKnight, exh. cat., (Boston, MA, 1921), cat. 30

Theodore Bolton, "Water Colors by Homer: Critique and Catalogue", Fine Arts (formerly known as The Antiquarian) (April 1932), pp. 16-20+, pg. 52

Charles R. Henschel, Winslow Homer 1836-1910: Loan Exhibition of Water Colours Commemorating the Centenary of His Birth, exh. cat., M. Knoedler & and Co. (New York, 1936), cat. 7

Homer Saint-Gaudens, Centenary Exhibition of Works of Winslow Homer, exh. cat., Carnegie Institute (Pittsburgh, PA, 1937), cat. 98

"A Gift of Paintings by Winslow Homer", Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, March 1940), vol. IX, no. 2, pp. 34-35, repr. p. 35

Lloyd Goodrich, Winslow Homer, MacMillan (New York, NY, 1944), repro. 32 of pl.

Lloyd Goodrich, American Watercolor and Winslow Homer, exh. cat., Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN, 1945), p. 106, no. 40

American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, exh. cat., Tate Gallery (London, 1946), cat. 104

"Winslow Homer", American Artist (October 1959), pp. 44-45, 47, p. 44, ill p. 45

Lloyd Goodrich, Winslow Homer, George Braziller, Inc. (New York, NY, 1959), reproduced, no. 66

James Whitney Fosburgh, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, exh. cat., Adirondack Museum (Blue Mountain Lake, NY, 1959), 74, fig. 46

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner, Winslow Homer, American Artist: His World and His Work, C. N. Potter (New York, NY, 1961), p. 248, reproduced p. 145

Philip C. Beam, Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck, Little, Brown & and Company (Boston, MA, 1966)

Mathew Baigell, A History of American Painting, Praeger (New York, 1971), p. 163, fig. 8-12, p. 278

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 105, ill.

Lloyd Goodrich, Winslow Homer, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, 1973)

Donelson F. Hoopes, American Watercolor Painting, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1977), pp. 61, 105, pl. 9

Marjorie B. Cohn, Wash and Gouache: A Study of the Development of the Materials of Watercolor, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1977), pp. 14, 26, 48, 54, 69, 97-98, cat. 23, pl. 5

Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), CL-259, p. 297

Paul Schaefer, "The Making of a Wilderness", The Conservationist, The Conservationist (May 1985 - June 1985), vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 44-49, p. 47

Helen A. Cooper, Winslow Homer Watercolors, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press (Washington, D.C. and New Haven, CT, 1986), pp. 169, 252; reproduced in color fig. 151

David Tatham, "Trapper, Hunter and Woodsman: Winslow Homer's Adirondack Figures", American Art Journal (Winter 1990), XXII, no. 4, pp. 40-67, p. 58, reproduced p. 56, fig. 15

Todd Wilkinson, "Winslow Homer: The Essence of Wildlife Art", Wildlife Art News (May-June 1990), pp. 64-71., pp. 64-71, reproduced p. 66

Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Winslow Homer Watercolors, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. (New York, NY, 1991), reproduced in color, plate 61

Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. and Franklin Kelly, Winslow Homer, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press (Washington, D.C.; New Haven, CT and London, England, 1995), pp. 275-276, catalogue no. 178, reproduced

David Tatham, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY, 1996), pp. 92, 141

Miles Unger, The Watercolors of Winslow Homer, W. W. Norton & and Company (New York, 2001), pp. 140, 144, 152, 220, repro. 150-51

Marjorie B. Cohn, "Cause and Effect in the Historical Development of Watercolor", The Broad Spectrum: Studies in the Materials, Techniques, and Conservation..., ed. Harriet K. Stratis, Archetype Publications (London, England, 2002), pp. 62-68, fig. 2.4 (color), p. 65

John Wilmerding, American Art in the Princeton University Art Museum, Volume I: Drawings and Watercolors, Princeton University Art Museum (New Haven and London, 2004), pg. 246, fn. 2

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), ill. p. 159

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 171-72, cat. no. 131, reproduced in color, p. 172

Gabrielle Townsend, Winslow Homer Aquarelles, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, France, 2011), repr. p. 73

Exhibition History
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 02/08/1911 - 03/08/1911
Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910: Loan Exhibition of Watercolors Commemorating the Centenary of his Birth, Knoedler & Co. Inc., New York, 01/20/1936 - 02/08/1936
Centenary Exhibition of Works of Winslow Homer, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 01/28/1937 - 03/07/1937, no. 98
A History of American Watercolor Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 01/27/1942 - 02/25/1942
Winslow Homer, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, 11/16/1944 - 12/17/1944, no. 46
American Painting from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, Tate Gallery, London, 06/01/1946 - 07/01/1946
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 105
Winslow Homer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 04/03/1973 - 06/24/1973, no. 132
Winslow Homer Watercolors, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 03/02/1986 - 05/11/1986; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 06/06/1986 - 07/27/1986; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 09/11/1986 - 11/02/1986
Paintings in Water Color by Winslow Homer, John S. Sargent, Dodge MacKnight, Copley Society of Boston, 03/05/1921 - 03/22/1921, no. 30
Water Colors by Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1932 - 06/15/1932
Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/1944 - 11/01/1944
American Watercolor and Winslow Homer, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 02/27/1945 - 03/23/1945; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 04/03/1945 - 05/01/1945; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 05/15/1945 - 06/12/1945
Wash and Gouache, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977, 23
Winslow Homer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 06/17/1996 - 09/22/1996, no. 178
American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006