The End of the Day, Adirondacks

A work made of transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting, and scraping, over traces of graphite, on moderately thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting, and scraping, over traces of graphite, on moderately thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper.

Date:

1890

Artist:

Winslow Homer
American, 1836-1910

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.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Winslow Homer

Title

The End of the Day, Adirondacks

Origin

United States

Date

1890

Medium

Transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting, and scraping, over traces of graphite, on moderately thick, rough-textured, ivory wove paper

Inscriptions

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"

Dimensions

354 x 508 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1238

Extended information about this artwork

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