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Northeaster by Winslow Homer
Northeaster by Winslow Homer

Northeaster, 1895

Winslow Homer

On the Maine coast, a “nor’easter” is a storm of exceptional violence and duration. When Homer first showed this canvas in 1895, it included two men in foul-weather gear crouching on the rocks below a smaller column of spray. Even though the painting was well received and purchased by a leading collector of American art—George Hearn, who later donated it to the Metropolitan Museum—Homer reworked it to powerful effect.

Credit
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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