Winslow Homer / The Herring Net / 1885Winslow Homer
The Herring Net

View Larger Image

View Full Catalog Record Below

This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library™), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world. offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
Preview the AMICA Library™ Public Collection in Luna Browser Now

  • Cultures and time periods represented range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
  • Types of works include paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs, textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.

Gain access to this incredible resource through either a monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute details of the images. Visit for more information on the collection, click on the link below the revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at .

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

AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.

Home | Subscribe | Preview | Benefits | About | Help | Contact
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.