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Cannon Rock  1895

by Winslow Homer

Homer spent most of the last twenty-five years of his life at Prouts Neck, Maine, which lies on a rugged stretch of the Atlantic coast about twenty miles south of Portland. There, he painted several of his most powerful seascapes—scenes that express his appreciation of nature’s power. Cannon Rock took its name from its resemblance to a cannon seen from behind and from the ...
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