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The Studio

Artist:
Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.14
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 764
A cellist and a violinist, probably amateur musicians, are shown practicing in an artist’s studio, using easels as music stands. Whether Homer painted "The Studio" during his visit to Paris in 1866–67 or later, in New York, the canvas has a French character. Bohemian life provided a wealth of material for painters and writers in France during this period. Studio scenes and musical performances were popular subjects for members of the French avant-garde, and this sketchy painting has been compared to works by Edgar Degas.
Signature: [at lower center]: WINSLOW HOMER N.A. 67
John H. Converse, Philadelphia, until died 1910; sale, American Art Galleries, New York, 6 Jan. 1911, no. 23; Mrs. Stetson, 1911–1918; sale, American Art Association, New York, 7 Feb. 1918, no. 19; A. Devine; with Babcock Galleries, New York, 1930–1938; with Marie Sterner, New York, 1938–1939
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