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River Scene, Florida by Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer
American, 1836-1910
River Scene, Florida
c. 1904
Gelatin silver print
35 cm (diameter)
Acquired by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute with funds donated by the Fitzpatrick family, 1999

Although little known as a photographer, Winslow Homer developed an interest in the new medium by the early 1880s. Taking along an Eastman Kodak box camera on his frequent travels, Homer made pinhole snapshots that are remarkably consistent with the compositional formulas of his paintings and watercolors. The Clark's enlargement of Homer's River Scene, Florida is one of very few surviving examples of his photographic prints.