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Winslow Homer

In the Rapids

Auction Closed

January 18, 06:09 PM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details


Winslow Homer

1836 - 1910

In the Rapids

signed Homer and dated 1895 (lower right)

watercolor on paper

14 by 20 inches

35.6 by 51 cm

Executed in 1895.

M. Knoedler & Co., New York (acquired in 1905)

Henriette H. Failing, Portland, Oregon, 1905 (acquired from the above)

William Macbeth, Inc., New York (acquired in 1924)

Dr. Samuel Emlen Stokes, Moorestown, New Jersey (acquired in 1924)

Mrs. Lydia Pratt Babbott Stokes, Moorestown, New Jersey (acquired by descent from the above)

Thence by descent in 1988 to the present owner

“Fine Arts: Pictures by Winslow Homer,” Evening Post, 6 April 1898, n.p.

“Water Color Show New World Scenes. Wilds of North, Florida and Its Fishermen Portrayed by Homer,” World, 1905, n.p.

Gene W. Teitelbaum, ed., "Winslow Homer in Canada," Winslow Homer: An Annual: 1987, vol. 2., no. 44, fig, 13, pp. 21, 36, 45, illustrated (as Shooting the Rapids, Saguenay River)

Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1890 through 1910, vol. V, New York, 2014, no. 1575, pp. 196-97, illustrated pp. 196, 413

Boston, Massachusetts, St. Botolph Club, Exhibition of Watercolors, 1895, no. 7 (as Approach to the Rapids)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute; New York, M. Knoedler & Co.; Providence, Rhode Island School of Design; Boston, Doll & Richards, Water Colors by Winslow Homer of Life and Scenes in the Province of Quebec (Canada), 1898-1899, no. 16 (as Rapids below Grand Discharge)
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., 1905
Portland, Oregon, Louis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, 1905, no. 53
Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Association, Loan Collection of Water Colors, 1908, no. 107 (as The Rapids)
Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Association, Loan Exhibition of Paintings, 1909, no. 196 (as Landscape)
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1936, no. 81 (as Shooting the Rapids, Saguenay River)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Institute, 1937, no. 79 (as Shooting the Rapids)