Peach Blossoms  1878

by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer often depicted scenes of leisure in his early career. This painting features a young woman looking at burgeoning peach blossoms, indicating both early spring and perhaps her youth. The setting, which often recurs in Homer’s oeuvre, reflects nostalgia for a fading rural past. Contemporary critics referred to the artist’s style at this time as independent of fo...
33.7 × 49 cm (13 1/4 × 19 5/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago