Boys Bathing

Winslow Homer, American, 1836 - 1910

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1880

Watercolor over graphite on wove paper

Sheet: 5 11/16 × 13 1/4 in. (14.5 × 33.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: From the Estate of Tatiana Ruzicka (1915-1995). Presented in 1996 by Edward Connery Lathem in memory of Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978)

W.996.47

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Watercolor

Classification

Watercolor

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower left [on stern of skiff]: HOMER / 1880; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse (not in artist's hand): 32- [within lozenge] / 13 x 5 1/2 mat- 18 x 10 5/8 f / 023655-3. The frame backing encased a separate piece of paper with Homer's signature. According to notes by Lloyd Goodrich, the signature was clippped by Charles Homer from another document and he put it with the watercolor; it had nothing to do with the piece originally.

Course History

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 7, Religion and Literature: Revisioning the Invisible, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

The American Scene: Views of Everyday Life, 1840-1890, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH 50, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27-September 6, 1998.

Probably included in the exhibition of Homer watercolors at Doll and Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, December, 1880.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 20, 1998-September 12, 1999.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2-November 1, 2009.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 5-July 15, 2001.

Publication History

Lloyd Goodrich, ed. Abigail Booth Gertds, The City University of New York Graduate Center, Lloyd Goodrich and Edith Havens Goodrich, Whitney Museum of American Art Record of the Works of Winsolw Homer, Vol. III, New York: Spanierman Gallery, LLC, 2008, p. 460, no. 915.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 21, 40, 110, 257, ill. p. 22, fig. 17, 111, no. 27.

Provenance

Studio of the artist until about 1917; to Charles Savage Homer Jr. (elder brother of the artist), who acquired the estate, c. 1917; given to Dr. William S. Dennett and Maria H. B. Dennett, New York, by gift from their friend Charles Homer, by 1939; bequeathed to Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978) by bequest from Mrs. Dennett, Dec. 1942; bequeathed to Tatiana Ruzicka (1915-1995) (his daughter) by bequest from father, 1978; bequeathed to Edward Connery Lathem from Tatiana Ruzicka, 1995 to distribute to the museum of his choice; given to present collection, 1996.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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