On the Beach at Long Branch--The Children's Hour
In this engraving Homer provided a glimpse of holiday life in terms of levels of society within the domestic sphere. A young matron seems about to depart for the company of her social set, leaving her children in the charge of a nanny and a maid. Through careful observation of modes of dress, Homer not only made distinctions between leisure- and working class women, but also delineated the hierarchical differences between two members of household staff.
Image: 9 1/4 x 13 5/8 in. (23.5 x 34.6 cm)
Sheet: 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (27.3 x 40 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)
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Gift of Harvey Isbitts
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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). On the Beach at Long Branch--The Children's Hour, 1874. Wood engraving, Image: 9 1/4 x 13 5/8 in. (23.5 x 34.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.190
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Page from Harper's Weekly, August 15, 1874, vol. XVIII, p. 672
Drawn by Winslow Homer, engraved by James L. Langridge
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