Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Winslow Homer, American, 1836 - 1910
Transparent and opaque watercolor and graphite with scraping on heavy wove paper
Currently not on view
1939-7-8Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Woodward, 1939
LabelHomer spent much of the summer of 1880 lodging with the lighthouse keeper on Ten Pound Island in the middle of Gloucester, Massachusetts’s busy harbor. From this isolated vantage, the graceful vessels of the fishing fleet and the idle boys who watch from the rocks are suffused with a sense of nostalgia and serenity.