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Hudson River

Winslow Homer American

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In Hudson River, a lone figure peers from behind a pile of felled and limbed trees that have presumably been harvested by loggers. The objects of his gaze, two deer, are visible on the distant shore. They bound away, raising their tails to expose the snow-white fur beneath in a gesture known as "flagging" that signals their awareness of the man’s presence and potential threat. Through this deft combination of details, Homer offers a visual meditation on both the individual and industrial scale of human incursions across the Adirondacks.

Hudson River, Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine), Watercolor and graphite on paper, American

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