Overview

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Inscription

lower left in black ink: HOMER 1878; center verso in graphite by unknown hand: Enfants Jouer sur un barestre(?)

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

Lawson Valentine, New York, c. 1879, Lucy Houghton Valentine (Mrs. Lawson Valentine), 1891; Almira Valentine Pulsifer (Mrs. Nathan Trowbridge Pulsifer), her daughter, 1911; Harold Trowbridge Pulsifer, New York, her son, nd; Susan Nichols Pulsifer (Mrs. Harold Trowbridge Pulsifer), in trust, 1948; Alice Pulsife Doyle (Mrs. Joseph Doyle), his niece, 1987. Valentine-Pulsifer Collection (sale, 1989), Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA, 1989; gift to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1879
Twelfth Annual Exhibition, American Water Color Society, New York, 3 Feb.-1 March 1879, no. 170 (as On the Fence) [?, see also no. 720]
1915
Water Colors by Winslow Homer, The Museum of the Brooklyn Institute, 16 Oct.-7 Nov. 1915; The Century Association, New York, 8 Dec. 1915-c. 14 Jan. 1916, no. 26
1963
Winslow Homer in New York State, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, 29 June-22 Aug. 1963, no. 26
1990
Winslow Homer in the 1870s: Selections from the Valentine-Pulsifer Collection, 10 Feb.-11 March 1990; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 18 March-15 April 1990, no. 8
1995
Winslow Homer, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995-1996, 166-167, no. 98, as On the Fence [On the Farm].
1999
An Enduring Legacy: Masterpieces from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999-2000.
2005
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2005-2006, unnumbered brochure.
2009
Winslow Homer's Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond, Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, New York, 18 Aug 2009 - 1 Oct 2009.
2009
Winslow Homer's Emprire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond, Syracuse University Art Galleries, New York, 18 Aug 2009-11 Oct 2009
Bibliography
1990
Wilmerding, 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: 60-61.
1995
Winslow Homer. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995-1996: no. 98.
2008
Goodrich, Lloyd and Abigail Booth Gerdts. Record of Works by Winslow Homer. New York, 2008: III: no. 721, p. 148.
2009
Tatham, David and David Lake Prince. Winslow Homer's Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond. Exh. cat. Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, New York, 2009: 56, no. 9.
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