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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Winslow Homer, American (Boston, MA 1836 - 1910 Prouts Neck, ME)
Pike, Lake St. John (Ouananiche Fishing)
Work Type
Persistent Link

Physical Descriptions

Watercolor over graphite on heavy white wove paper
35.6 x 53.5 cm (14 x 21 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown watercolor, l.r.: W. H. '97
  • inscription: verso, u.l., black ink: Pike-- Lake St. John / No. 5
  • inscription: verso, upper edge, graphite: 14 x 21
  • inscription: verso, l.r., graphite: [encircled:] 10


Recorded Ownership History
Winslow Homer, sold [through J. W. Young Galleries, Chicago, 1907]. Horace D. Chapin, Boston, before 1923, gift; to his sister, Mrs. Robert B. Osgood, Boston, 1937, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1939

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Forbes Watson, Winslow Homer, Crown Publishers Inc. (New York, 1942), pg. 78, repro.
  • Gordon Hendricks, The Life and Work of Winslow Homer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1979), CL-267, p. 297
  • Lee Eisenberg and DeCourcy Taylor, The Ultimate Fishing Book, Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston, MA, 1981), reproduced, p. 127
  • Görel Cavalli-Björkman and Nils Göran Hökby, En Ny Värld, Amerikanst Landskapmåleri, 1830-1900/ A New World, American Landscape Painting, 1830-1900, exh. cat., Gothenburg Art Museum and National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden, 1986), cat. 53, repro.
  • Gene W. Teitelbaum, "Winslow Homer in Canada", Winslow Homer: An Annual (1987), p. 3-32, reproduced, no. 35
  • Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer, Spanierman Gallery (New York, 2005-2014), vol. 5, p. 254-255, no. 1647, repr. p. 255
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Watercolors and Pastels 1875-1950 at the Fogg Art Museum, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2006), checklist, repr. (n.p.)
  • Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 175-76, cat. no. 134, reproduced in color, p. 176

Exhibition History

  • Memorial Exhibition of Winslow Homer, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 11/15/1911 - 12/12/1911
  • Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 06/01/1924 - 08/31/1924
  • Water Colors by Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/16/1932 - 06/15/1932
  • Paintings and Drawings by Winslow Homer, 1836 - 1910, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/01/1936 - 06/30/1986
  • Unidentified Exhibition, University of Redlands, 1941, University of Redlands, Redlands, 01/25/1941 - 02/27/1941
  • Watercolors by Winslow Homer, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/09/1944 - 11/01/1944
  • A New World, American Landscape Painting, National Museum Stockholm, Stockholm, 09/18/1986 - 11/23/1986; Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 12/06/1986 - 02/15/1987
  • American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/08/2006 - 06/25/2006
  • American Art and Modernity, 1865–1965, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2012 - 01/19/2013
  • 32Q: 2700 Impressionism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/12/2019 - 11/13/2019
  • 32Q: 2100 19th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/07/2017 - 07/11/2017

Subjects and Contexts

  • Google Art Project
  • Collection Highlights

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