Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

Leaping Trout

1889

Winslow Homer

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Title

Leaping Trout

Date

1889

Artist

Description

In 1886 Homer and his brother Charles were among a group of 20 charter members of the North Woods Club, a private hunting and fishing preserve along the shore of Mink Lake in upstate New York. Homer produced oils and watercolors of Adirondack subjects, and this drawing belongs to a series depicting leaping trout. Although scenes of trout fishing were common in English and American art of the period, Homer dramatically reconfigured the genre by adopting the viewpoint of a fish, thus intensifying the visual and emotional drama of the scene.
Inscription: signed, lower right, in black watercolor: Homer '89
Medium: watercolor over graphite
Dimensions: Sheet: 35 x 50.6 cm (13 3/4 x 19 15/16 in.)
Credit Line: Anonymous Gift
Accesion Number: 1973.142
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Mink Lake, Ohio, USA

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