Mink Pond

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American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Mink Pond, 1891
19th century
Watercolor over graphite on heavy white wove paper
35.2 x 50.8 cm (13 7/8 x 20 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.304
signed: red gouache, l.r.: Mink Pond 1891/Winslow Homer
inscription: verso, top edge, black chalk: F. S. Church 4 in gold mat & 1/2 oak frame
inscription: verso, upper right, black chalk: Wed. Eve ---- without / fail
inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: [ ] 5/8 # 209 1/2 21 3/4 x 27 3/4 / 13 3/4 x 19 3/4
Artist's gift to his brother Charles S. Homer, Jr., New York, 1892; his bequest to his wife, 1917; her bequest to Arthur P. Homer, Townsend, Mass., 1937; his bequest to his wife, 1940; purchased by William Macbeth, Inc., NY, 1941; purchased by Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1941; his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Lloyd Goodrich, Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 1936), no. 70

Lloyd Goodrich, Winslow Homer, MacMillan (New York, NY, 1944), p. 117, pl. 35

James Whitney Fosburgh, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, exh. cat., Adirondack Museum (Blue Mountain Lake, NY, 1959), p. 25, cat. 73, ill.

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner, Winslow Homer, American Artist: His World and His Work, C. N. Potter (New York, NY, 1961), p. 248, ill. p. 231

Jean Gould, Winslow Homer: A Portrait, Dodd, Mead and Co. (New York, 1962), p. 239

Philip C. Beam, Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck, Little, Brown & and Company (Boston, MA, 1966), p. 164,fig. 64

James Thomas Flexner, The World of Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Time-Life Books (New York, NY, 1966), p. 129, ill.

Eliza Mason Webster, "Die berühmten Graphiksammlungen der Welt (17): Graphik im Fogg Art Museum Cambridge, USA", Westermanns Montshefte, Georg Westermann Verlag (Braunschweig, Germany, December 1968), vol. 109, no. 12, pp. 74-79, p. 79, ill. p. 77, fig. 3

Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), p. 176, cat. 115, ill. p. 177

Mary Sayre Haverstock, "An American Bestiary", Art in America (July 1970 - August 1970), vol. LVIII, no. 4, pp. 38-71, p. 60, ill. p. 61

Gottfried Lindemann, Prints and Drawings: A Pictorial History, Praeger (New York, NY, 1970), p. 279, ill. p. 277

John Wilmerding, Winslow Homer, Praeger Publishers (New York, NY, 1972), p. 199, pl. 35

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. 104, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Master Drawings and Watercolors: A History of Works on Paper from Colonial Times to the Present, Harper & and Row (New York, NY, 1976), p. 245, fig. 203

Donelson F. Hoopes, American Watercolor Painting, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY, 1977), pp. 61, 104, pl. 8

John Wilmerding, "Harvard and American Art", Apollo (June 1978), vol. CVII, no. 196, pp. 490-495, p. 492, pl. XXIII

Mary Sayre Haverstock, An American Bestiary, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), pp. 111-112, ill. p. 113

Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), CL-265, p. 297, pl. 45

Lee Eisenberg and DeCourcy Taylor, The Ultimate Fishing Book, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA, 1981), ill. p. 94

Jon R. Luoma, "Clouds over Canoe Country", Sciences (January 1984 - February 1984), vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 28-37, ill. p. 30

William K. Verner, "Adirondack Park: A Painterly Celebration of the First Wilderness Preserve.", Wilderness (Summer 1985), pp. 22-33, p. 33

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), p. 251, cat. 294, ill.

Helen A. Cooper, Winslow Homer Watercolors, exh. cat., National Gallery of Art/Yale University Press (Washington, D.C. and New Haven, CT, 1986), pp. 174, 252, fig. 160

Kate F. Jennings, Winslow Homer, Crescent Books (New York, NY, 1990), pp. 84-85

David Tatham, "Winslow Homer at the North Woods Club", Winslow Homer: A Symposium. Studies in the History of Art, no. 26, ed. Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 124, fig. 10

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

Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Winslow Homer Watercolors, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc. (New York, NY, 1991), pl. 54

Sue Welsh Reed and Carol Troyen, Awash in Color: Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolor, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1993), p. 116

David Tatham, Fishing in the North Woods: Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Universe Publishing (Boston, 1995), ill. p. 45

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. 292- 293, fig. 198

Kate F. Jennings, American Watercolors, Crescent Books (New York, NY, 1995), pp. 60-61

David Tatham, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY, 1996), pp. 92, 122, 141, ill. p. 84, ill. p. 15, pl. 17

Miles Unger, The Watercolors of Winslow Homer, W. W. Norton & and Company (New York, 2001), pp. 19, 193, 220, ill. pp. 168-169

Patricia Junker and Sarah Burns, Winslow Homer: Artist and Angler, exh. cat., Amon Carter Museum/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (Fort Worth, TX and San Francisco, CA, 2002), p. 116, fig. 56

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), pp. 463-464, cat. 202, ill.

Christopher Riopelle, Harvard's Winthrop Collection: Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, exh. cat., National Gallery Company Limited (London, 2003), p. 45, cat. 32, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), pp. 449-450, cat. 2012, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., "American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950", American Art Review (April 2006), XVIII, no. 2, pp. 88-93, ill. p. 91

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

Martha Tedeschi and Kristi Dahm, Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light, exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press (Chicago, 2008), p. 139, fig. 7

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. 168-169, cat. 128, ill.

Gabrielle Townsend, Winslow Homer Aquarelles, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, France, 2011), repr. pp. 5 (detail), 82

Exhibition History
Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 12/15/1936 - 01/15/1937, no. 70
Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969, no. 115
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 104
Apollo's Laurels, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/1978 - 10/04/1978
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 202
Winslow Homer: Poet of the Sea, Musée d'Art Américain, 27620 Giverny, 06/18/2006 - 09/24/2006
Sixth Annual Loan Exhibition: American Paintings Never Before Exhibited, New York Athletic Club, New York, 01/01/1892 - 12/31/1892, no. 26
Century Loan Exhibition as a Memorial to Winslow Homer, Prout's Neck Association, Prout's Neck, 07/18/1936 - 08/02/1936, no. 8
Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/1944 - 11/01/1944
Rivers and Seas: Changing Attitudes toward Landscape, 1700-1962, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 04/26/1962 - 07/16/1962
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003, 202; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 202
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