Jan 24, 2013

Indian Camp, Roberval, P.Q.

Indian Camp, Roberval, P.Q.


Winslow Homer

(American, 1836–1910)

Watercolor with gouache over graphite

Support: Cream(1) wove paper

Sheet: 35.4 x 50.6 cm (13 15/16 x 19 15/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1943.70



In 1895, Winslow Homer produced 25 watercolors while on a fishing expedition in Canada. Indian Camp, Roberval, P.Q. was painted at Lake St. John, about 100 miles north of Quebec and shows Montangnais Indians at Pont Bleue. Using straightforward visual material, Homer produced an unusual and arresting composition.

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