Winslow Homer: Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), 22'' Canvas Print, Framed
This framed print of Winslow Homer's Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873–1876) is part of our Masterworks collection of reproductions, specially created using the Gallery's finest quality digital imaging. The image was printed to Gallery specifications and the frame was selected as a style appropriate to the period.
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) has become one of the best-known and most beloved artistic images of life in 19th-century America. The oil painting, exhibited to popular and critical acclaim in 1876, began with a watercolor study probably done on the spot three years earlier in Gloucester harbor. Comparison with the initial watercolor and laboratory examination of this final oil reveal many changes in design. Originally, the tiller was guided by the old man instead of a boy. A fourth boy once sat in the place now occupied by the anchor, a symbol of hope. Because in 1876 the United States was celebrating its centennial as a nation, Homer may have made these alterations to suggest the promise of America's youth.
- 22 x 12 inches (print), 24.5 x 16.25 inches (framed)
- Artist grade canvas with UV topcoat
- Archival pigment inks
- Antiqued wood frame with distressed finish
- Ready to hang
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