National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) Winslow Homer (artist)
American, 1836 - 1910
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), 1873-1876
oil on canvas
overall: 61.5 x 97 cm (24 3/16 x 38 3/16 in.) framed: 90.5 x 126.4 cm (35 5/8 x 49 3/4 in.)
Gift of the W. L. and May T. Mellon Foundation
1943.13.1
On View
From the Tour: Homer and Eakins: American Painters in the Late 1800s
Object 6 of 8

1876"Fine Arts. National Academy of Design--Fifty-first Annual Exhibition."New York Tribune (1 April 1876).
1876"Art Matters, A Hasty Glance at the Academy Exhibition." New York Evening Express (20 April 1876).
1876"Fine Arts. The National Academy Exhibition. II." Nation 22 (20 April 1876): 268.
1876"Fine Arts." New York Evening Post (5 January 1876).
1876"The Arts. Representative Pictures at the Academy." Appleton's Journal 15 (15 April 1876): 508.
1876"The Arts: The Academy Exhibition." Appleton's Journal 15 (22 April 1876): 539.
1876"The Fine Arts. Exhibition of the National Academy." New York Times (8 April 1876).
1876"The National Academy of Design (Second Notice)." Art Journal 2 (1876):190.
1876"The National Academy of Design." New York Sun (30 April 1876).
1876"Fine Arts. Fifty-first Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design." New York Times (26 March 1876).
1877Benjamin, Samuel G.W. Art in America: A Critical and Historical Sketch. New York, 1877: 124, repro. 124, as Sail Boat.
1877"Fine Arts. American Paintings." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (26 February 1877).
1878Sheldon, George W. "American Painters--Winslow Homer and F.A. Bridgman." Art Journal 4 (August 1878).
1879Sheldon, George William. American Painters. New York, 1879.
1879Benjamin, Samuel G.W. "Present Tendencies of American Art." Harper's New Monthly Magazine 58 (March 1879): 488, repro. 488, as Sail Boat.
1880Strahan, Edward (pseud. of Earl Shinn). The Art Treasures of America. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1880. Reprint, New York, 1977: 2:92.
1887"Paintings at the Union League Club." New York Tribune (11 March 1887), as Breezing Up.
1889Montgomery, Walter, ed. American Art and American Art Collections. 2 vols. Boston, 1889. Reprint, New York and London 1978: 2:718, 720, as A Fair Wind.
1911Downes, William Howe. The Life and Works of Winslow Homer. Boston and New York, 1911: 90.
1932Bolton, Theodore. "The Art of Winslow Homer: An Estimate." Fine Arts 18 (February 1932): 53.
1943Burrows, Carlyle. "Art Events of the Week." New York Herald Tribune (27 June 1943).
1944Goodrich, Lloyd. Winslow Homer. New York, 1944: 70, 72, repro. 11.
1944Art Digest 18 (1 January 1944): 11, repro.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 174, color repro.
1944Goodrich, Lloyd. "Young Winslow Homer." Magazine of Art 37 (February 1944): repro. 59.
1946Favorite Paintings from the National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.. New York, 1946: 73-75, color repro., as Breezing Up.
1947Louchheim, Aline B. "Homer: Success Story; This Retrospective Accents High Spots." Art News 45 (March 1947): 40-41, 59-60, color repro. 40.
1947"American Painting of the 18th and 19th Centuries in the Tate Gallery Exhibition." Antiques 51 (February 1947): no. 68, repro. 107.
1947Gibbs, Josephine. "Honoring Homer." Art Digest 21 (1 March 1947): 10, repro. 10.
1948Walker, John. "American Masters in the National Gallery of Art." National Geographic Magazine 94 (September 1948): 323, color repro. 29.
1951King, Marian. Portfolio Number 3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: no. 11, color repro.
1951Walker, John. Paintings from America. Harmondsworth, England, 1951: 29 and 44, no. 29, color repro. 29.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 56, repro., as Breezing Up.
1958Porter, Fairfield. "Homer, American vs. Artist: A Problem in Identities." Art News 57 (December 1958): 56.
1959Goodrich, Lloyd. Winslow Homer. New York, 1959: repro. 29.
1959Bouton, Margaret. American Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1959 (Booklet Number One in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.): 26, color repro., as Breezing Up.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 20, as Breezing Up.
1961Gardner, Albert Ten Eyck. Winslow Homer, American Artist: His World and His Work. New York, 1961: 197, color repro. 73.
1962Gould, Jean. Winslow Homer: A Portrait. New York, 1962: 152, 166, repro. opp. 166.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 290, repro., as Breezing Up.
1966Beam, Philip C. Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck. Exh. cat. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Brunswick, Maine, 1966: n.p.
1966Flexner, James Thomas. The World of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910. New York, 1966: 88, color repro. 88-89.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 2:490, color repro., as Breezing Up.
1966Beam, Philip C. Winslow Homer at Prout's Neck. Boston, 1966: 11.
1967Wilmerding, John. Pittura Americana dell' Ottocento. Milan, 1967: 27, color repro. 491.
1968Wilmerding, John. A History of American Marine Painting. Salem, Massachusetts, 1968: 214, 218, 221, repro. 216.
1969Prown, Jules David. American Painting: From Its beginnings to the Armory Show. Geneva, 1969. Reprint, Geneva, 1977: 87, 89, 90, color repro. 87.
1970American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 68, repro., as Breezing Up.
1971Campbell, William P. "The American Heritage at the National Gallery of Art." The Connoisseur 178 (December 1971): repro. 269.
1972Wilmerding, John. Winslow Homer. New York, 1972: 92, 94, 134, 174, detail color repro. 127.
1973Williams, Hermann Warner. Mirror to the American Past: A Survey of American Genre Painting, 1750-1900. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1973: 183.
1975Stein, Roger B. Seascape and the American Imagination. New York, 1975: 137.
1975Wilmerding, John. Audubon, Homer, Whistler, and Nineteenth Century America. New York, 1975: 12, 13, color repro. 61.
1976Wilmerding, John. American Art. Hammondsworth, England, and New York, 1976: 134, pl. 160.
1976Bloomer, Carolyn M. Principles of Visual Perception. New York, 1976: 69, fig. 5-6.
1978King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 103, pl. 65, as Breezing Up.
1979Hendricks, Gordon. The Life and Work of Winslow Homer. New York, 1979: 118-119, 275, 276, 282, color repro. 107.
1980American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 176, repro., as Breezing Up.
1980Wilmerding, John. "Winslow Homer's Right and Left." Studies in the History of Art 9 (1980): 64, repro.
1980Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 9, 15, no. 34, color repro.
1981Williams 1981, 172, 173. repro. 174.
1983Beam, Philip C. Winslow Homer Watercolors. Brunswick, Maine, 1983: 14, 19, 28, 46.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 554, no. 842, color repro.
1986Judge, Mary A. Winslow Homer. New York, 1986: 45, color repro. 33.
1986Cooper, Helen A. Winslow Homer Watercolors. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Washington, 1986: 38, 245, color repro. 39.
1987Wilmerding, John. American Marine Painting. Rev. ed. of A History of American Marine Painting, 1968. New York, 1987: 151, 157, color repro. 158.
1987Prown, Jules David. "Winslow Homer in His Art." Smithsonian Studies in American Art 1 (Spring 1987): 41-42, repro. 36.
1988Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 120, no. 37, color repro.
1990Wilmerding, John, and Linda Ayres. Winslow Homer in the 1870's: Selections from the Valentine-Pulsifer Collection. Exh. cat. The Art Museum, Princeton University; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. Princeton, 1990: 16, 44, 46-49, repro. 44.
1990Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr. "Homer around 1900." In Winslow Homer: A Symposium. Edited by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. In Studies in the History of Art 26 (1990): 144-145, repro. 144.
1990Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr. "Winslow Homer's Unfinished Business." Studies in the History of Art 37 (1990): 102.
1990Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr. Winslow Homer. New York, 1990: 56, 58, 61, 87, 147, color repro. 59.
1990Carren, Rachel Ann. "From Reality to Symbol: Images of Children in the Art of Winslow Homer." 2 vols. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, 1990: 1:viii, 106-118, 215; 2:repro. 41.
1991Wilmerding, John. American Views: Essays on American Art. Princeton, 1991: 208, 227, 312, 337-338 n.50, 340 n.10, repro. 206.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 241, repro.
1992American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 204, repro.
1995Winslow Homer. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995-1996: no. 76.
1996Kelly, Franklin, with Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Deborah Chotner, and John Davis. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part I. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1996: 312-318, color repro.
1997Ross, Novelene. Toward an American Identity: Selections from the Wichita Art Museum Collection of American Art. Wichita, Kansas, 1997: p. 66, no. 3, repro.
1997Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America. New York, 1997: 306-307, color fig. 185.
1998Haltman, Kenneth. "Antipastoralism in Early Winslow Homer" in Art Bulletin, Vol. LXXX, No. 1. 1998: 106-107, repro. no. 23.
2003Lubin, David M. Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images. Berkeley, 2003: 42-43, 321, fig. 13.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 322-323, no. 259, color repro.
2005Goodrich, Lloyd, edited and expanded by Abigail Booth Gerdts. Record of Works by Winslow Homer. 4 vols. New York, 2005: 2:no. 596, repro.
2009Gariff, David, Eric Denker, and Dennis P. Weller. The World's Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired. Hauppauge, NY, 2009: 121, color repro.
2011Goldin, Marco. Van Gogh e il viaggio di Gauguin: Variazioni su un tema. Exh. cat. Genoa, 2011. Treviso, 2011: 163, color repro.

Full Screen Image
Artist Information
Conservation Notes
Exhibition History
Inscription
Location
Narratives
Provenance

«back to gallery»continue tour