Winslow Homer collection, 1863-1945

Homer, Winslow, b. 1836 d. 1910
Painter, Illustrator, Etcher
Active in New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.

The papers of painter Winslow Homer were digitized in 2005 by the Archives of American Art. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 196 images.

Funding for the re-processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art


Collection size: 78 items (0.2 linear ft.)

Collection Summary: The Winslow Homer collection measures 0.2 linear feet with material that dates from 1863 and 1877 to 1945. The collection documents Homer's career as a painter and lithographer through letters, printed material, family records, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was a painter and illustrator from Prouts Neck, Me.

Acquired from various sources: Exhibition catalog and letter to Fuller donated 1954 and 1959 by Lawrence Fleischman; several letters donated by Charles Feinberg via Castano Galleries, 1957; letter to Emil Salinger donated 1961 by Edgar Salinger; photographs donated 1961 by Dorothy Adlow; letter to Homer's dealer donated 1966 by Jean Meissner and William T. Campbell; and 18 letters and receipts to Thomas B. Clarke donated 1979 by Joyce Tyler. Eight letters to Clarke were purchased 1989, with funds provided by the Joseph Coudon VII Memorial fund, established by Katherine Coudon, in memory of her son. Coudon acquired the letters from her mother, a collector of autograph letters. The letter to G. Briggs was donated by unknown source.

Funding for the re-processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Winslow Homer letters to M. Knoedler & Company, 1900-1904.