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Raid on a Sand Swallow Colony — "How Many Eggs?

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Description: Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light
Winslow Homer inaugurated his career as a serious watercolorist with stunning suddenness in the summer of 1873. In late June or early July, he arrived in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and proceeded over the next two months to paint some thirty works. Although he had employed watercolor washes in the past to tint his drawings and to indicate areas of shadow in his designs for wood engravings, the Gloucester pictures represent his first sustained use of the medium to create independent works of art …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.36-74

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