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Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts (High Tide)  1870

by Winslow Homer

Following his experience as an illustrator during the Civil War, Homer turned his attention to lighter scenes of contemporary life, often focusing on fashionable young women. This painting of three bathers on a Massachusetts beach was his most daring subject to date. Critics were less disturbed by its disquieting mood than by the fact that, as one observed, the figures wer...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art