National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Homer and Eakins: American Painters in the Late 1800s

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image of Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens image of The Biglin Brothers Racing image of Baby at Play
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image of Archbishop Diomede Falconio image of Home, Sweet Home image of Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
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Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins are revered today for their insightful portrayals of Americans at work and play, often infused with multiple levels of meaning. Despite their mutual dedication to realism, the two had vastly different reputations in their own time.



1Albert Pinkham Ryder, Siegfried and the Rhine Maidens, 1888/1891
2Thomas Eakins, The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872
3Thomas Eakins, Baby at Play, 1876
4Thomas Eakins, Archbishop Diomede Falconio, 1905
5Winslow Homer, Home, Sweet Home, c. 1863
6Winslow Homer, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), 1873-1876
7Winslow Homer, Hound and Hunter, 1892
8Winslow Homer, Right and Left, 1909