National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Hound and Hunter Winslow Homer (artist)
American, 1836 - 1910
Hound and Hunter, 1892
oil on canvas
overall: 71.8 x 122.3 cm (28 1/4 x 48 1/8 in.) framed: 102.2 x 151.8 x 10.2 cm (40 1/4 x 59 3/4 x 4 in.)
Gift of Stephen C. Clark
1947.11.1
On View
From the Tour: Homer and Eakins: American Painters in the Late 1800s
Object 7 of 8

Conservation Notes

Probably in the 1920s or 1930s the original fabric support was removed and replaced, at which time the painting was reportedly transferred to an additional white ground and several fabric layers. During relining in 1976 two outer fabric layers were removed, leaving only a single fabric support, to which two new lining fabrics were attached. The original ground layer is white, upon which multiple layers of opaque and glazed paint were applied with visible brushwork but no impasto. The painting was transferred in the 1920s or 1930s because of the shrinkage of the fabric; what caused the shrinkage is not clear. In 1976 the upper varnish layers were thinned prior to inpainting. The thick varnish has yellowed, giving the painting a murky appearance.

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