An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed by Winslow Homer (ALS).: Homer, Winslow.

An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed by Winslow Homer (ALS).

Homer, Winslow.

Published by Jan. 23rd, 1884., 1884
From Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books (Holliston, MA, U.S.A.)

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A Unique letter by one of America's greatest artists who painted such masterpieces as: "A Fair Wind" ("Breezing Up"), 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "The Gulf Stream," 1899, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and "Snap the Whip." "Winslow Homerís status as one of Americaís finest artists is a given. During the last years of his life, that is, for 26 years, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted some of his greatest and most powerful seascapes at his studio in Prout's Neck, Scarborough, Maine, where he died. Up to the present time, the Winslow Homer Studio, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, has been privately maintained, its legacy protected by Homer descendants, most recently by its present owner, Charles Homer Willauer, Homerís great-grandnephew. (Homer never married, and he had no direct descendants.)" {Rose Safran from Maine Antique Digest (2005)}. "Mr. Henry Farrer, Jan. 23rd, 1884, I have no objection to your using The illustration, with my current address--Scarborough MA (underscored). Yours very Truly, W. Homer." Splendidly clear and bright. Written in black ink on one-half a sheet of laid paper (5" x 8") with watermark: "Royal Marcus &" and laid-paper lines showing when held up to the light. The black ink is very dark and clear. There is light chipping to one corner. A Unique letter by one of America's greatest artists who painted such masterpieces as: "A Fair Wind" ("Breezing Up"), 1876, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; "The Gulf Stream," 1899, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and "Snap the Whip." "Winslow Homerís status as one of Americaís finest artists is a given. During the last years of his life, that is, for 26 years, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted some of his greatest and most powerful seascapes at his studio in Prout's Neck, Scarborough, Maine, where he died. Up to the present time, the Winslow Homer Studio, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, has been privately maintained, its legacy protected by Homer descendants, most recently by its present owner, Charles Homer Willauer, Homerís great-grandnephew. (Homer never married, and he had no direct descendants.)" {Rose Safran from Maine Antique Digest (2005)}. Bookseller Inventory # 4149

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Title: An Original Handwritten Letter in ink signed...

Publisher: Jan. 23rd, 1884.

Publication Date: 1884

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