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lower right: W. H. 1874 / East Hampton L.I.


Acquired c. 1956 in Tulsa, OK, by William Roerick [1913-1995], Los Angeles. (Zabriskie Gallery, New York); sold 1961 to Harold K. Hochschild, Princeton, NJ. (Sale, Sotheby's New York, 22 October 1981, no. 54). Dr. and Mrs. John E. Larkin; (sale, Sotheby's New York, 2 June 1983, no. 77). Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to Mrs. Mellon; life interest released 2012.

Exhibition History
Winslow Homer: A Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1958-1959, no. 31, repro.
A Retrospective Exhibition: Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1959, no. 27.
Winslow Homer in New York State, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NewYork, 1963, no. 2.
Winslow Homer, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Art Institute of Chicago, 1973, no. 28 (New York only).
Roerick, William. "Edward W. Root as Teacher." Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Bulletin (March 1957): n.p., repro.
Gardner, Albert Ten Eyck. Winslow Homer, American Artist: His World and His Work. New York, 1961:repro. 124.
Goodrich, David L. "How to Find Art Treasure in Your Attic." Family Weekly newspaper circular (16 March 1969): n.p.
Harrison, Helen A. "Light of the Island Inspires its Artists." The New York Times (28 September 1997).
Goodrich, Lloyd, edited and expanded by Abigail Booth Gerdts. Record of Works by Winslow Homer. 4 vols. New York, 2005: 2:no. 539, repro.