Homer, Winslow - Rapids on the Hudson River

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A Museum Quality Print of Rapids on the Hudson River by Winslow Homer for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this watercolor on rough texture ivory paper in 1894 with the original artwork now at the Art Institute of Chicago. It is signed in the lower left margin in pen with brown ink "Hudson River June 1894 W. H." while on the verso is written "M. K. W. C. 1018 The Rapids Hudson River Adirondacks". When Winslow began visiting the Adirondacks in the 1870s, commercial logging was beginning to destroy large tracts of forest and clogging the rivers. He observed and recorded these events with his watercolors, rarely passing judgement on these matters. In The Rapids, the artist combines the themes of logging and fishing. On the far bank is the only evidence of man with the logs laying on the riverbank with the subtle reference to a fisherman, who is invisible, but you can see his line being cast into the river. The artist used his knife blade to sketch the paint from the canvas to show the fishing line in mid cast. Otherwise this watercolor is peaceful and tranquil with the river's motion and blue waters running over the submerged rocks and the rapids in the left part of the picture.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a painting entitled Rapids on the Hudson River by Winslow Homer.

Inventory #124 - Country Decor Prints

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