On the Way to Market, Bahamas
Beginning in 1884, Winslow Homer—one of the most admired U.S. artists of the nineteenth century—made numerous winter visits to tropical locations. Watercolor became his preferred medium while traveling. This light-filled composition is one of at least six depictions Homer completed in 1885 of everyday scenes featuring local market women on the coral streets of the Bahamian capital, Nassau.
A comienzos de 1884, Winslow Homer, uno de los artistas más admirados estadounidenses del siglo diecinueve, realizó varias visitas invernales a lugares tropicales. La acuarela se convirtió en su medio preferido mientras vajaba. Esta composición, llena de luz, es una de al menos seis representaciones completadas por Homer en 1885 de escenas diarias, incluyendo a mujeres con sus puestos en el mercado local de las calles de coral de Nassau, la capital de las Bahamas.
Watercolor over pencil
Sheet: 13 15/16 x 20 1/16 in. (35.4 x 51 cm)
frame: 24 x 30 x 1 1/4 in. (61 x 76.2 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Winslow Homer 1885"
Gift of Gunnar Maske in memory of Elizabeth Treadway White Maske
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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). On the Way to Market, Bahamas, 1885. Watercolor over pencil, Sheet: 13 15/16 x 20 1/16 in. (35.4 x 51 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Gunnar Maske in memory of Elizabeth Treadway White Maske, 69.50 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.50_SL3.jpg)
overall, 69.50_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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