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Woods at Prout's Neck

Winslow Homer American

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Perhaps imagined, this scene brilliantly conveys the charged tension and ambiguity that define so much of Homer’s imagery. In his depiction of two women clad in what looks like elegant mourning dress and mysteriously nestled in a burst of Maine autumn foliage, the artist showcases his ability to enliven paper surfaces with a range of startling, saturated hues of pigment. The watercolor dates to a period when Homer wrote to his brother Charles, “I am very busy painting in watercolor which means something that I can sell for what people will give," adding, “I have money in plenty."

Woods at Prout's Neck, Winslow Homer (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1836–1910 Prouts Neck, Maine), Watercolor on paper, American

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