Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide)

Artist: Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine)

Date: 1870

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 26 x 38 in. (66 x 96.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William F. Milton, 1923

Accession Number: 23.77.2


This picture, based on a study of the beach at Eagle Head, was first exhibited in 1870 at the National Academy of Design in New York as High Tide. It was engraved and published on August 6, 1870, in the short-lived Boston periodical Every Saturday. A view of the same beach by Homer entitled Low Tide (location unknown) was published in engraving format in the same issue of this periodical. It apparently was intended as a companion piece.