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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.298
People
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Title
Schooner at Sunset
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1880
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions
25 x 35 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.r.: Homer 1880
  • inscription: verso, graphite: No. 6 [L? 02 or LOL?]-A / 13 3/4 x 9 3/4
  • inscription: verso, blue pencil: [encircled:] 7
  • inscription: verso, graphite: C.23611
  • inscription: verso, lower edge, graphite: Gloucester Single [L--?]
Provenance
Winslow Homer, gift; to his brother Charles S. Homer Jr., bequest; to Mrs. Charles S. Homer, Jr., 1917, bequest; to Arthur P. and Charles L. Homer, 1937, sold [through William Macbeth Inc., New York, 1940]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, 1940, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.298
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Century Loan Exhibition as a Memorial to Winslow Homer, Prout's Neck Association, Prout's Neck, 07/18/1936 - 08/02/1936

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

Real and Ideal in American Art, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1948 - 09/01/1948

American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972

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; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

Winslow Homer: Poet of the Sea, Musée d'Art Américain, 27620 Giverny, 06/18/2006 - 09/24/2006

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

32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/07/2017 - 07/11/2017

Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

Subjects and Contexts

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