Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
The Ron and Diane Disney Miller Collection
Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

Out on a Limb

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Out on a Limb
signed 'Homer' (lower right)
watercolor and pencil on paper
6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 1878.
Mrs. Margeret Prenty.
Arthur G. Wright, Massepequa, New York, bequest from the above, 1945.
Private collection, 1965.
Mrs. Stollberger, daughter of the above, by descent.
Private collection, Sands Point, New York, by descent.
Christie's, New York, 3 December 1983, lot 87, sold by the above.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York, acquired from the above.
Meckler Gallery, Inc., Los Angeles, California.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1987.
G. Teitelbaum, ed., Winslow Homer: An Annual, vol. 3, 1987, n.p., fig. 9, illustrated.
G. Teitelbaum, ed., Winslow Homer: An Annual, vol. 4, 1989, p. 95.
L. Goodrich, A.B. Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1877 to March 1881, vol. III, New York, 2008, p. 142, no. 712, illustrated.
New York, Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., American Masterworks on Paper, November 23, 1985-January 4, 1986, p. 18, no. 12, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

The present work likely depicts children at play near Houghton Farm, where the artist lived and worked in the summer and fall of 1878.

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