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Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Where are the Boats?

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Winslow Homer (1836-1910) Where are the Boats?


The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller


Where are the Boats?


signed and dated 'Winslow Homer/1883' (lower right)


Winslow Homer (1836-1910)


Boston, Massachusetts, Doll & Richards, Watercolors by Winslow Homer, December 1-15, 1883, no. 3.

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, October 1941.

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Oils and Watercolors by Winslow Homer, October 2-November 2, 1944, no. 39.

Worcester, Massachusetts, Winslow Homer, November 16-December 17, 1944, p. 5, no. 39.

Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Winslow Homer: A Retrospective Exhibition, November 23, 1958-May 3, 1959, no. 114 (no. 103 for Boston location).

Davenport, Iowa, Davenport Art Gallery; Little Rock, Arkansas, Arkansas Arts Center; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Art Center; Corpus Christi, Texas, Art Museum of South Texas; Kansas City, Missouri, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Huntsville, Alabama, Huntsville Museum of Art; Stillwater, Oklahoma, Gardiner Art Gallery; Pueblo, Colorado, Sangre Cristo Art Center; Lincoln, Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery; Peoria, Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences; Salina, Kansas, Salina Art Center; Springfield, Missouri, Springfield Art Museum; Lexington, Kentucky, University of Kentucky Art Museum; Terra Haute, Indiana, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery; Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hunter Museum of Art; Albany, Georgia, The Albany Museum of Art; Charlotte, North Carolina, The Mint Museum of Art; Youngstown, Ohio, The Butler Institute of American Art; Madison, Wisconsin, Elvehjem Museum of Art, American Works on Paper: 100 Years of American Art History, December 1983-January 1987, pp. 40, 107, no. 40, illustrated.


J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, pp. 386-87, no. 257, illustrated.

L. Goodrich, A.B. Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1883 through 1889, vol. IV.2, New York, 2012, pp. 246-47, no. 1191, illustrated.




The artist.

Doll & Richards, Boston, Massachusetts, acquired from the above, 1883.

George Baty Blake, Boston, Massachusetts, 1883.

John Armory Lowell Blake, Boston, Massachusetts, son of the above.

F.W. Bayley & Son, Boston, Massachusetts, 1930.

John S. Ames, Boston, Massachusetts, 1930.

Mrs. John S. Ames, North Easton, Massachusetts, by descent from the above, 1959.

David Ames, North Easton, Massachusetts, son of the above, gift from the above.

Firestone & Parson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973.

George D. Hart, San Francisco, California, 1973.

Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, 1980.

Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York.

Sotheby's, New York, 3 December 1987, lot 105, sold by the above.

Acquired by the late owners from the above.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.