A Fresh Breeze

(Fishergirls, England)

about 1881
Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)


Sheet: 35.6 x 50.8 cm (14 x 20 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings




No signature on recto or verso. On verso in pen and brown ink in Homer's hand: No 4 in an oval. In black chalk or graphite: Adams. On the reverse of the gold face mat: Plain Gold Mat Adams [?] % No 4.


Doll & Richards, Boston,1883; Dr. Robert W. Hooper, Boston, 1883; Marian Hooper Adams (Mrs Henry Adams), Washington, D.C., nd; Henry Adams, Washington, D.C., c. 1885; Brook Adams, Boston, his brother, by bequest,1918; Elizabeth Ogden Adams, Boston, his niece by gift, 1922; 1922 to Louisa Hooper Thoron (and husband, Ward Thoron); private collection; gift to MFA Dec. 31, 1998

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Ward and Louisa Hooper Thoron from their son