Painting, The Yellow Jacket
This is a Painting. It was created by Winslow Homer. It is dated 1879 and we acquired it in 1917. Its medium is brush and oil paint on canvas . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
While the primary focus of the museum was pre-19th-century European decorative arts, an exception was made for sketches from American artists such as Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, Robert Blum, and Frederic Edwin Church. The Women’s Art School requested that the museum acquire figural drawings. “As quickly as they can be acquired,” Eleanor wrote, “leaves from the note and sketch books of artists of the last half of the 19th century, and the present day, are being placed [on the walls of the corridors and staircases].”
This object was
Charles Savage Homer, Jr..
It is credited
Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr..
Its dimensions are
57.9 × 39.7 cm (22 13/16 × 15 5/8 in.)
It is signed
Signed and dated in brush and black oil paint, lower left: Homer / 1879
Cite this object as
Painting, The Yellow Jacket; Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910); USA; brush and oil paint on canvas ; 57.9 × 39.7 cm (22 13/16 × 15 5/8 in.); Gift of Charles Savage Homer, Jr.; 1917-14-4
In addition to Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.