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A Huntsman and Dogs
A Huntsman and Dogs, 1891
Winslow Homer, American
Oil on canvas
28 1/8 x 48 inches (71.4 x 121.9 cm) Framed: 37 x 57 inches (94 x 144.8 cm)
The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924
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Looking Questions

  • What is this person carrying? Describe his expression. How is he standing?
  • What are the dogs doing?
  • Where are the huntsman and dogs? Describe the setting.
  • What season is it? How can you tell?
  • Pretend that you are a TV weatherperson and describe the weather depicted here.
  • Look for diagonal and vertical shapes. Are there any horizontal shapes?
  • How many tree stumps do you see? Why do you think the artist included them?

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