In the Mountains
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’s depiction of four unaccompanied lady hikers on a steep stone slope in the Adirondacks also demonstrates his interest in dynamic asymmetrical compositions influenced by Japanese wood-block prints, which were becoming increasingly popular in the West, and in the color effects of bright outdoor light.
- Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1877
- Dimensions: 23 7/8 x 38 1/8 in. (60.6 x 96.9 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "HOMER / 1877"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Making Art: Centennial Era, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 32.1648
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). In the Mountains, 1877. Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 38 1/8 in. (60.6 x 96.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 32.1648
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)