Minnie Clyde: Kitty Clyde's Sister
Regarded as one of the great American Realists of the nineteenth century, Winslow Homer is known primarily for his large body of works in oil and watercolor. However, he also had an early career as a freelance illustrator, making drawings for wood engravings that were reproduced in mass-circulation periodicals such as Harper’s Weekly. In 1998, the Brooklyn Museum received a generous gift of more than 250 wood-engraved illustrations by Homer from Harvey Isbitts.
Homer’s early training at Bufford’s introduced him to lithography, a printmaking technique in which the artist draws directly upon a prepared stone with a special crayon. The stone is then treated chemically and used for printing without the intervention of another hand. Homer’s cover image of a country lass was intended to attract a buyer for the sheet music whose lyrics sung her praises.
- Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
- Medium: Lithograph
- Dates: 1857
- Dimensions: Sheet: 13 x 11 in. (33 x 27.9 cm) Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 1998.105.1
- Credit Line: Gift of Harvey Isbitts
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Minnie Clyde: Kitty Clyde's Sister, 1857. Lithograph, Sheet: 13 x 11 in. (33 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.1
- Record Completeness: Good (62%)