1880Winslow Homer summered on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester and painted numerous watercolors.Arts and Culture, Art

Winslow Homer, Gloucester Harbor and Dory, 1880, Watercolor and white gouache over graphite on heavy white wove paper, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift, https://harvardartmuseums.org/collections/object/299798
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Some of Homer’s most dramatic watercolors were painted during this time. He began to use the white of his paper for light effects, and his work here influenced that which followed. During the summer of 1880, he lived with the keeper of Ten Pound Lighthouse.

“Winslow Homer and Ten Pound Island.” Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail, 16 Jan. 2019, http://trail.rockyneckartcolony.org/index.php/winslow-homer-and-ten-pound-island/.
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