About this artwork
The End of the Day, Adirondacks captures a fisherman’s introspective moment. Homer rendered the light from the setting sun with pale pink and orange washes, seen in the sky and reflected in the water. Foliage in the background and at the right side of the image is depicted abstractly, adding to the scene’s hazy atmosphere. This area shows signs of overwork, where Homer repeatedly removed and added color as he sought to soften the contours of the landscape, as if enveloped in the mist of evening. Characteristic of the artist’s working methods, he did not try to obscure the passage and chose to let it stand.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Winslow Homer
- The End of the Day, Adirondacks
- United States
- Transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting, and scraping, over traces of graphite, on moderately thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper
- Signed recto, lower left corner, in blue watercolor: "Homer '90" Inscribed verso, center, in graphite: "M.K.W.C. 1014-//The End of the Day, Adirondacks"
- 354 × 508 mm
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection