Pike, Lake St. John (Ouananiche Fishing)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Pike, Lake St. John (Ouananiche Fishing)
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor over graphite on heavy white wove paper
35.6 x 53.5 cm (14 x 21 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown watercolor, l.r.: W. H. '97
  • inscription: verso, u.l., black ink: Pike-- Lake St. John / No. 5
  • inscription: verso, upper edge, graphite: 14 x 21
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: [encircled:] 10
J.W. Young Galleries, Chicago, 1907; purchased by Horace D. Chapin, Boston, before 1923; private collectore, c. 1936.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Forbes Watson, Winslow Homer, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, 1942), pg. 78, repro.

Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), CL-267, p. 297

Lee Eisenberg and DeCourcy Taylor, The Ultimate Fishing Book, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA, 1981), reproduced, p. 127

Görel Cavalli-Björkman and Nils Göran Hökby, En Ny Värld, Amerikanst Landskapmåleri, 1830-1900/ A New World, American Landscape Painting, 1830-1900, exh. cat., Gothenburg Art Museum and National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden, 1986), cat. 53, repro.

Gene W. Teitelbaum, "Winslow Homer in Canada", Winslow Homer: An Annual (1987), p. 3-32, reproduced, no. 35

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

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. 175-76, cat. no. 134, reproduced in color, p. 176

Exhibition History

Memorial Exhibition of Winslow Homer, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 11/15/1911 - 12/12/1911

Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 06/01/1924 - 08/31/1924

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

Paintings and Drawings by Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 06/30/1986

Unidentified Exhibition, University of Redlands, 1941, University of Redlands, Redlands, 01/25/1941 - 02/27/1941

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

A New World, American Landscape Painting, National Museum Stockholm, 103 24 Stockholm, 09/18/1986 - 11/23/1986; Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 12/06/1986 - 02/15/1987

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

American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Google Art Project

Verification Level

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