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In the Mountains

Winslow Homer

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1877
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "HOMER / 1877"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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