"A Country Store--Getting Weighed"
Homer often contrasted the fashions and customs of the city with those of the country. Here a group of well-dressed women in citified clothing look on as a young woman is weighed by the country storekeeper. The plain, rustic interior of the store acts as a finely detailed foil for the varied textures and shades of the women’s elaborate dresses and cloaks, which surely were not purchased locally. The engraving is exquisitely rendered and exemplifies the high-quality reproduction that could be attained through the partnership of artist and master engraver.
- Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
- Engraver: William James Linton, British, 1812-1897, active United States 1866-1897
- Medium: Wood engraving
- Dates: 1871
- Dimensions: Image: 9 1/8 x 12 in. (23.2 x 30.5 cm) Sheet: 10 3/8 x 13 7/8 in. (26.4 x 35.2 cm) Frame: 16 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (42.5 x 57.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1998.105.168
- Credit Line: Gift of Harvey Isbitts
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). "A Country Store--Getting Weighed," 1871. Wood engraving, Image: 9 1/8 x 12 in. (23.2 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.168
- Record Completeness: Good (62%)