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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.302
People
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Title
Adirondack Lake (Blue Monday)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Blue Monday no. 16
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1892
Culture
American
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor on white wove paper
Dimensions
30.1 x 53.5 cm (11 7/8 x 21 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: watercolor, l.r: Winslow Homer 1892
  • inscription: verso, black ink: Blue Monday / No 16
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 1 [encircled]
Provenance
Winslow Homer, sold [through M. Knoedler and Co., NY, circa 1905]; to Goelet Gallatin, New York, NY, circa 1905, sold [through Frederick Keppel and Co., NY, 1932]; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, 1932, 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
1943.302
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"Sixteen Reproductions", Harvard Alumni Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, January 8, 1944), vol. XLVI, pp. 217-20, repr.

James Whitney Fosburgh, Winslow Homer in the Adirondacks, exh. cat., Adirondack Museum (Blue Mountain Lake, NY, 1959), p. 75, fig. 47

Dorothy W. Gillerman, ed., Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1969), p. 242

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. 106, ill.

Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), CL-252, p. 296

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

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), p. 451, cat. 203, ill.

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), p. 465, cat. 203, ill.

Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer, Spanierman Gallery (New York, 2005-2014), vol. 5, p. 113, no. 1484, repr. p. 113

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

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 Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 169-170, cat. no. 129, reproduced in color, p. 170

Gabrielle Townsend, Winslow Homer Aquarelles, Bibliothèque de l'Image (Paris, France, 2011), p. 6, repr. p. 77

Exhibition History

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

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, 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

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

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