Winter Coast

Winslow Homer, American, 1836 - 1910

Made in United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

36 1/8 × 31 11/16 inches (91.8 × 80.5 cm) Framed: 44 5/8 × 40 3/8 × 2 7/8 inches (113.3 × 102.6 × 7.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 116, American Art, first floor (McCausland Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 1004

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Homer’s tiny hunter, carrying a goose on his back, is dwarfed by the massive shelving rocks and pounding surf of Prout’s Neck, Maine. Like the increasingly solitary artist, the human figure appears alone, hardy, and ephemeral.

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