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Drawing, The Life Boat

This is a Drawing. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1881 and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is brush and wash, brush and gouache, chalk on wove paper . 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..

  • Pleated Cabriolet Fan (France)
  • parchment and paper leaf, painted with gouache; pierced, painted and gilded....
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-114

Its dimensions are

35.4 x 48.8 cm (13 15/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Verso: Stamped in brown, at bottom center: Cooper Union Museum New York, Lugt 457e.

It is signed

Signed in chalk, lower left corner: HOMER

It is inscribed

Recto: Inscribed in chalk, lower left margin: Sketch from nature, October 14, Homer [...] 1881; Verso: Inscribed in graphite: 27 / 35241-2.

Cite this object as

Drawing, The Life Boat; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; brush and wash, brush and gouache, chalk on wove paper ; 35.4 x 48.8 cm (13 15/16 x 19 3/16 in.) ; Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1912-12-130

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