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1912

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Drawing, "From the Retina of a Drowned Man"

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1881–82 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is graphite on wove paper, mounted in an album.. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Charles Savage Homer, Jr.. It is credited Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..

Its dimensions are

8.5 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped upside down in ink at lower right: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite across lower half of sheet: From the retina of a drowned man.

Cite this object as

Drawing, "From the Retina of a Drowned Man"; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; graphite on wove paper, mounted in an album.; 8.5 x 12.4 cm (3 3/8 x 4 7/8 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-253

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