In Charge Of Baby
Artwork: In Charge Of Baby
Size: 21.6 x 34.3 cm
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Creation year: 1873
Marks: Signed Homer and dated '73' (upper left), also Signed 'Homer' and dated '1873' (lower left beneath the mat)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Sale: National Academy of Design, New York, Collection of Works of Art Contributed by the members and other donors, to the fund for the payment of the mortgage debt of the Academy, December 21, 1875, lot 15; Alfred Wilkinson, Syracuse, New York, circa 1875 (probably acquired at the above sale); Josephine May Wilkinson and Katharine May Wilkinson, New York, before 1935 (his daughters); Wildenstein & Co., New York, by 1948; Caroline Ryan Foulke, New York, 1953 (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 28, 1987, lot 5); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition history: Chicago, Illinois, Terra Museum of American Art, Winslow Homer in Gloucester, October-December 1990, no. 8, pp. 40, 103, illustrated pl. 11, p. 72; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winslow Homer, October 1995-September 1996, no. 70, p. 138, illustrated; Kansas City, Missouri, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Winslow Homer and the Critics: Forging a National Art in the 1870s, February-May 2001, pp. 70, 207, 222n.4, illustrated fig. 50, p. 69

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-04
Lot Number: 27
Low Estimate: $2000000 [+10%]
High Estimate: $3000000 [-26%]
Hammer Price: $2200000
Sold For: $2650000