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Among the Oaks (Live Oaks)
  • Winslow Homer
    1836–1910
    born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States ; died: Prouts Neck, Maine, United States
  • Among the Oaks (Live Oaks), 1886
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, graphite
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 31.6 x 49.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 7/16 x 19 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 23 1/2 x 29 3/4 x 1 1/2 in
    Weight: 8 lbs
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1796
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Group of large trees with leaves hanging down. There are two small figures amidst the trees. The main interest in this watercolor lies in its superb handling of superimposed gray washes which though strictly limited in hue gives the impression of the richest color. The genre detail of the horsemen with their hound is achieved with a few masterly touches of dark-valued color; this detail lends scale to the whole page.