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In the Jungle, Florida

Winslow Homer

American Art

An avid sportsman, Winslow Homer often combined his hunting and painting excursions, traveling to remote destinations such as the Adirondacks and Canada in the summer and Florida and Bermuda in the winter. This tropical landscape epitomizes his extraordinary range and facility in the watercolor medium. In addition to wet and dry washes, Homer deployed more experimental techniques such as blotting areas of pigment and rubbing the paper (to create texture with dislodged paper fibers), as seen in the whitish fronds in the center of the picture.
MEDIUM Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on off-white, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 1904
    DIMENSIONS 13 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (35.2 x 50cm) Frame: 24 x 30 x 1 1/2 in. (61 x 76.2 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed and dated lower left: "1904 HOM[ER]"
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 11.547
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription
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    CAPTION Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). In the Jungle, Florida, 1904. Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on off-white, moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, 13 7/8 x 19 11/16 in. (35.2 x 50cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Special Subscription, 11.547
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