Wadsworth Atheneum

WINSLOW HOMER, THE NOONING

In the 1870s, Homer turned his attention to oil paintings and watercolors of rural America. The theme of rural life was popular in postwar America. A growing nostalgia for agrarian life and the innocence of childhood suited the national mood after the trauma of the Civil War years.

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
The Nooning, c.1872
Oil on canvas, 13 5/16 x 19 5/8 in.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1947.1
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Paper size: 26 x 34 in.
Image size: 20 x 30 in.

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