A Fisherman’s Day

Artist: Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
Historical period(s)
Watercolor on thin cardboard
H x W: 31.3 x 49.1 cm (12 5/16 x 19 5/16 in)
United States
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


fisherman, fishing, landscape, United States

Reichard and Company, New York [1]

To 1913
William T. Evans (1843-1918), New York and New Jersey, purchased from Gustav Reichard, to 1913 [2]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the William T. Evans sale, American Art Association, March 31 and April 1-2, 1913, no. 39 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See Provenance Remark 1 in the object record, as well as Curatorial Remark 3, Kate Theimer, April 28, 1994, in the object record. See also, Dana H. Carroll and William Thomas Evans, New York, Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings Formed by the Widely Known Amateur William T. Evans, sale cat. (New York, NY: American Art Association, March 31-April 1 and 2, 1913), no. 39.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1. See also, List of American Paintings Other than by Whistler, A, pg. 10, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Reichard and Company
William T. Evans American, born Ireland, 1843-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
American Art Association (C.L. Freer source) established 1883

Published References
  • William T. Evans, Dana H. Carroll. Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of American Paintings Formed by the Widely Known Amateur William T. Evans: Paintings Described by D.H. Carroll. New York, March 31 - April 2, 1913. cat. 39.
  • Wolfgang Born. American Landscape Painting: An Interpretation. New Haven. fig. 107.
  • Burns A. Stubbs. Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Prints, and Copper Plates by and Attributed to American and European Artists, Together with a List of Original Whistleriana, in the Freer Gallery of Art. vol. 1, no. 2, 2nd edition. Washington, 1967. pl. 4.
  • Lloyd Goodrich, John Wesley Beatty. Winslow Homer. New York. p. 115.
Collection Area(s)
American Art
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