The Studio

Winslow Homer American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 773

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.

The Studio, Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine), Oil on canvas, American

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