Tynemouth Priory, England

A work made of transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and touches of scraping, over graphite, on thick, rough-textured, cream wove paper (top and lower edges trimmed).
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  • A work made of transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and touches of scraping, over graphite, on thick, rough-textured, cream wove paper (top and lower edges trimmed).

Date:

1881

Artist:

Winslow Homer
American, 1836-1910

About this artwork

During his 1881-82 stay in England, Homer settled in the small fishing village of Cullercoats. He often depicted fisherfolk in the village and neighboring areas, as in Tynemouth Priory, England, in which a woman and two fishermen occupy a coble that is floating in choppy waters off the coast, and a fisherman wearing yellow gear is busy hauling in a net, presumably filled with the day’s catch. A ruined castle and priory that dominate the coast near Tynemouth are visible in the righthand background; Homer would have seen this view daily from his rented studio overlooking Cullercoats Harbor. The artist’s use of transparent gray wash for the ruins makes them appear ghostly and desolate in the mist. Overall, this work successfully captures a sense of ocean breezes and moist salt air.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Winslow Homer

Title

Tynemouth Priory, England

Origin

United States

Date

1881

Medium

Transparent watercolor, with traces of opaque watercolor, rewetting, blotting and touches of scraping, over graphite, on thick, rough-textured, cream wove paper (top and lower edges trimmed)

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in brush and black watercolor: "Winslow Homer/1881" Inscribed verso, upper left, in pen and black ink: "Tinemouth Priory – (Winslow Homer England)"; inscribed recto, center, in graphite: "M.K.W.C. 1010-//Hauling the Net, Tynemouth"; upper right, in pen and black ink crossed out in graphite: "No 10"

Dimensions

262 x 505 mm

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1254

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