Hunter In The Adirondacks
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1939.230
People
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Title
Hunter in the Adirondacks
Other Titles
Former Title: Adirondacks
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1892
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on white paper
Dimensions
35.2 x 50.7 cm (13 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: blue watercolor, l.r.: 1892/ HOMER
  • inscription: verso, left edge, graphite: 40331
  • exhibition label: removed from reverse, paper: No. 132, Winslow Homer exhibition Apr 3-June 3 1973
Provenance
Doll and Richards, Boston, 1892; purchased by Edward W. Hooper, Boston, 1892; Horace D. Chapin, Boston, c. 1911; private collector, Boston, c. 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
1939.230
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

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

Charles R. Henschel, Winslow Homer 1836-1910: Loan Exhibition of Water Colours Commemorating the Centenary of His Birth, exh. cat., M. Knoedler & 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

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

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 & 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)

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

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

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

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

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 & 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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition History

Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 02/08/1911 - 03/08/1911

Paintings in Water Color by Winslow Homer, John S. Sargent, Dodge MacKnight, Copley Society of Boston, 03/05/1921 - 03/22/1921

Water Colors by Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1932 - 06/15/1932

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

A History of American Watercolor Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 01/27/1942 - 02/25/1942

Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/1944 - 11/01/1944

Winslow Homer, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, 11/16/1944 - 12/17/1944

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

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

Winslow Homer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 04/03/1973 - 06/24/1973

Wash and Gouache, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/1977 - 06/22/1977

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

Winslow Homer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 06/17/1996 - 09/22/1996

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted