Boys in a Dory  1873

by Winslow Homer

This charming sheet dates from the first phase of Homer's professional work in watercolor. Having visited a landmark exhibition sponsored by the American Society of Painters in Water Colors in New York, Homer spent the summer of 1873 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the picturesque fishing port on Cape Ann, north of Boston. There, he undertook a series of small-scale watercol...
9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. (24.8 x 35.2 cm)
Watercolor washes and gouache over graphite underdrawing on medium rough textured white wove paper
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art