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in watercolor, lower right: W HOMER 1873


Lawson Valentine, New York, by 1878; 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 Pulsifer Doyle (Mrs. Joseph Doyle), his niece, 1987; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; bequest of Mrs. Paul Mellon to NGA, 2014.

Associated Names

Mellon, Paul

Exhibition History

First Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors Held at the Galleries of the Brooklyn Art Association, 8-[20] March 1875, no. 216 (as What is It?)
Seventh Annual Exhibition, American Works Not Before Exhibited, New York Athletic Club, 1 April 1893, no. 21
Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Winslow Homer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 6 Feb.-19 March 1911, no. 25
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. 15
Winslow Homer & John Singer Sargent: An Exhibition of Water Colors, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1-27 Nov. 1917; The Cleveland Museum of Art, 30 Nov.-31 Dec. 1917; Toledo Museum of Art, Jan. 1918; Detroit Institute of Arts, 2-28 Feb. 1918; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, March 1918; Milwaukee Art Institute, April 1918; City Art Museum of Saint Louis, 5-c. 26 May 1918; Memorial Art Gallery, Unviersity of Rochester, New York, 6 June-7 July 1918, no. 2
Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 15 Dec. 1936-15 Jan. 1937, no. 38
The Art of Winslow Homer, Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts, Brunswick, Maine, and Art Department of Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1-21 Nov., and 1-21 Dec. 1954
Yankee Painter: A Retrospective Exhibition of Oils, Watercolors, and Graphics by Winslow Homer, University of Arizona Art Gallery, Tucson, 11 Oct.-1 Dec. 1963, no. 34
Winslow Homer, 1836-1910: Oils, Watercolors, Drawings, Wood Engravings, William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, 10 July-7 Sept. 1970, no. 24
Winslow Homer, Watercolors, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, 7 May-19 June 1983, no. 2
Winslow Homer in the 1870s: Selections from the Valentine-Pulsifer Collection, The Art Museum, Princeton (New Jersey) University, 10 Feb.-11 March 1990; Wadworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 18 March-15 April 1990, no. 4


Goodrich, Lloyd, and Abigail Booth Gerdts. Record of Works by Winslow Homer, vol. 2. New York: Spanierman Gallery, 2005, p. 236, no. 458.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent. Exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2017: 88, no. 70.

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