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Drawing, Fisherman in Quebec, Canada

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1895 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is brush and wash, gouache, charcoal on gray-green wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Homer was an avid fisherman and a master of watercolor. Fortunately, he was able to combine his avocation with his profession. Through a combination of broad strokes, soakings, and calligraphic gestures, he was able to convey this wilderness scene and to express the serenity of man in harmony with his majestic surroundings.
Beginning in 1912, Winslow Homer’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Savage Homer Jr., donated to the museum over 250 drawings from Homer’s studio in Prouts Neck, Maine, and 22 oil paintings hanging in their home. Charles was acquainted with the Hewitt sisters and also knew the painter Elliot Clark, who was acquiring American drawings on the Hewitt sisters’ behalf. With the acquisition of additional material, the museum now holds the largest group of works by Homer in any private or public collection.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Busman’s Holiday.

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

  • Bag (USA)
  • silk, glass beads.
  • Gift of Mary S. M. Gibson.
  • 1945-54-24

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Its dimensions are

30.5 x 50.6 cm (12 x 19 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in ink, verso, center: Cooper Union Museum New York.

It is signed

Signed in brush and black wash, lower right corner: W. H.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Fisherman in Quebec, Canada; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); possibly USA; brush and wash, gouache, charcoal on gray-green wove paper; 30.5 x 50.6 cm (12 x 19 15/16 in.) ; Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-89

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Hewitt Sisters Collect and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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