Adirondacks Guide

A work made of transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and scraping, over traces of graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top edge trimmed).
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  • A work made of transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and scraping, over traces of graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top edge trimmed).

Date:

1892

Artist:

Winslow Homer
American, 1836-1910

About this artwork

Adirondacks Guide is a sensitive portrait of the guide Rufus Wallace, shown returning from duck hunting in his canoe. Although the background of lake and sky are only loosely suggested, the details of the old man’s face, beard, and still-strong body are carefully rendered with brushstrokes of diluted color. His gaze, forward and slightly elevated, is evocative; one senses that the old man is at once alert to nature and lost in his own contemplations.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Winslow Homer

Title

Adirondacks Guide

Origin

United States

Date

1892

Medium

Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and scraping, over traces of graphite, on thick, moderately textured, ivory wove paper (top edge trimmed)

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right corner, in graphite ("W") and black watercolor ("H. '92"): "W.H. '92" Inscribed verso, upper center, in graphite: "11"; center, in graphite: "M.K.W.C. 1016-//Adirondack Guide"

Dimensions

329 x 545 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1234

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