In the Mountains
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
Winslow Homer was among the first artists to paint the “modern” American woman enjoying the physical liberation and social independence of outdoor leisure life. Here Homer depicts four unaccompanied lady hikers on a steep stone slope in the Adirondacks. This work demonstrates his interest in both dynamic asymmetrical compositions influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, which were becoming increasingly popular in the West, and the color effects of bright outdoor light.
Oil on canvas
23 7/8 x 38 1/8 in. (60.6 x 96.9 cm)
frame: 32 x 46 x 3 1/4 in. (81.3 x 116.8 x 8.3 cm)
Signed lower left: "HOMER / 1877"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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