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Creator Name: Homer, Winslow
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: American; 1836-1910 North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Active Place: North and Central America,North America,United Sta
Creator Name-CRT: Winslow Homer
Title: The Herring Net
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1885
Creation End Date: 1885
Creation Date: 1885
Creation Place: North and Central America,North America,United States,New England
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: unframed:76.5 x 122.9 cm (30 1/8 x 48 3/8 in.)framed: 105.4 x 151.8 cm (41 1/2 x 59 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Signed, lower right: "Homer 85"
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1937.1039
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection
Context: Almost two decades separate Winslow Homer's The Herring Net from Croquet Scene and White Mountains, and the changes that occurred in the artist's work over the course of these years are striking. Although his works were still based on observations of contemporary life, Homer abandoned land for sea, sport for work, women for men, and small canvases for large; his palette became subdued and the scale of his figures monumental. This stylistic shift towards the heroic precipitated by Homer's trips to the fishing towns of Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1880 and Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882, as well as his permanent move to Prout's Neck on the rocky, desolate coast of Maine in 1883.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1937.1039
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
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