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On the Way to Market, Bahamas

Winslow Homer

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Watercolor over pencil
DATES 1885
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Winslow Homer 1885"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Gunnar Maske in memory of Elizabeth Treadway White Maske
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 69.50_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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