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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Watching the Tempest
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, United Kingdom, England, Newcastle
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor over graphite on off-white wove paper
35.6 x 50.4 cm (14 x 19 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown watercolor, l.l.: Winslow Homer 1881
  • inscription: verso,u.l., graphite: Storm / Near Tynemouth
  • gallery label: removed from old mount? now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: no. 6029
  • inscription: removed from old mount, now in curatorial file, black ink, handwritten: Burton Mansfield Collection, April 7 1933
Winslow Homer, sold; to Thomas B. Clarke, New York, probably by 1888, sold [through American Art Association, New York, Clarke estate sale, 1899]; to Burton Mansfield, New Haven, CT, 1899, sold [through American Art Galleries/Anderson Galleries, New York, Mansfield estate sale, 1933]; to [Scott and Fowles, New York, 1933], sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York, NY, February 1934, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Exhibition History

Third Annual Loan Exhibition... from Members' Collections, New York Athletic Club, New York, 02/02/1889 - 02/02/1889

Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, Union League Club, New York, 04/11/1889 - 04/13/1889

Seventeenth Annual Exhibition, Inter-State Industrial Exhibition of Chicago, Chicago, 09/04/1889 - 10/19/1889

Thomas B. Clarke Collection of American Pictures, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 10/15/1891 - 11/28/1891

The Paintings of Two Americans, Union League Club, New York, 03/10/1898 - 03/12/1898

Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Winslow Homer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 02/06/1911 - 03/19/1911

Exhibition of Paintings, Pottery and Glass loaned by loaned by the Honorable Burton Mansfield of New Haven, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 04/13/1920 - 10/31/1920

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

Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969

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

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

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