Description: watercolor and gouache on tan paper
Dimensions: 8 1/4 by 7 inches
Medium: watercolor and gouache on tan paper
Condition Report: The sheet is affixed to the support at corners and one place along center bottom edge. The sheet appears slightly toned and there is a slight distortion that is inherent to the artist's materials.
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Exhibited: New York, American Water Color Society,
Twelfth Annual Exhibition, February-March 1879, no. 414 (as
Brooklyn, New York, The Museum of the Brooklyn Institute; New York, The Century Association,
Water Colors by Winslow Homer, October 1915-January 1916, no. 22
Mountainville, New York, Storm King Art Center,
Winslow Homer in New York State, June-August 1963, no. 30
Katonah, New York, The Katonah Gallery,
Winslow Homer, September-October 1963, no. 4
Literature: "Fine Arts. Studio Notes,"
New York Herald, November 11, 1878, n.p.
"Fine Arts. Water Color Exhibition-Fifth and Concluding Notice-The Corridor and Black and White Room,"
New York Herald, February 24, 1879, n.p.
John Wilmerding and Linda Ayres,
Winslow Homer in the 1870s: Selections from the Valentine-Pulsifer Collection, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990, p. 73
Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts,
Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1877-March 1881, vol. III, New York, 2008, no. 674, pp. 114-15, illustrated pp. 115, 421
Provenance: Lawson Valentine, New York,
circa 1879 (acquired from the artist)
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Lucy Houghton Valentine (his wife), 1891
Almira Valentine Pulsifer (her daughter), 1911
Lawson Valentine Pulsifer (her son), Mountainville, New York
Pamela B. Miller (her daughter), Brooklyn, New York, 1976
Sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, December 8, 1983, lot 75
Graham Gallery, New York
Private collection, New York
Spanierman Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1997