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In a Florida Jungle

Winslow Homer American

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After trips to the Bahamas and Cuba in 1885, Homer ventured south again the following winter, this time stopping in Tampa, Key West, and the Saint Johns River basin. While in Florida, he showcased the state’s rich biodiversity in verdant landscapes glimpsed from the water. Here, the artist details a palmetto grove in the middle distance, framed by a sandy beach, towering palms, and moss-draped oaks. Two vultures soar in the roiling skies above, alerting the viewer to the mortal confrontation unfolding in the foreground, where an alligator stalks a large pink wading bird known as a roseate spoonbill.

In a Florida Jungle, Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine), Watercolor and graphite on wove paper, American

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