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Boys in a Dory

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Winslow Homer

<p>Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and specialized in painting landscapes, especially marine subjects. He was born in Boston and pursued his early career as an illustrator who contributed to magazines. He opened a studio, learned the basics of painting, and began producing oil work after only about a year of self-training. Homer served in the American Civil War, where he sketched scenes of battle and camp life. Homer also worked extensively with watercolors, often depicting his working vacations.</p>

<p>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 watercolors depicting boys and girls rowing dories, sitting on the wharves, involved in modest tasks, or playing on the beach. These delightful images of childhood pastimes echo in subject and handling his oils of the same period, including the Museum's much-appreciated Snap the Whip. Homer's early watercolors are simple and direct, reflecting the innocent, idyllic nature of his subjects. They also reveal his cautious approach to the new medium, in that they feature washes of color carefully applied within pale pencil outlines and much opaque pigment. Nonetheless, Boys in a Dory, in particular, demonstrates Homer's ability to capture the scintillating effects of dazzling sunlight, rippling water, and luminous atmosphere in boat-filled Gloucester Harbor. Such effects predict the brilliance of his later travel watercolors, grand sheets that validate his prediction: You will see, in the future I will live by my watercolors.</p>

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