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Aug 13, 2008

Early Morning After a Storm at Sea

Early Morning After a Storm at Sea

1900–1903

Winslow Homer

(American, 1836–1910)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 111 x 160 x 12 cm (43 11/16 x 63 x 4 3/4 in.); Unframed: 76.8 x 127 cm (30 1/4 x 50 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1924.195

Description

The powerful Atlantic surf pounding against the desolate coast of Prouts Neck, Maine, provided primary subject matter for the dramatic paintings that Homer created during his final decades. This example, which the artist proclaimed as "the best picture of the sea that I have painted," was initially conceived as a watercolor. Undertaking the composition in oil after a lapse of nearly two decades, Homer patiently waited for the appropriate atmospheric conditions, executing the work in four different sessions spread over two years.

See also
Collection: 
American - Painting
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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