While browsing through one of the many thrift, antique and consignment shops we stopped in on our trip down Cape Cod to Wellfleet over the weekend, my friend Lynda came across this vintage print: “The Rower” by Winslow Homer:


Homer is well known for his seascapes and natural settings – including many genuine masterpieces – and just one look at this print and you would recognize his work. More than that, the image itself is perfect for Lynda, whose home sits on a pond that looks very much like this. Of course she snapped it up and we hung it on the wall in our Wellfleet vacation rental for the duration of our trip.

About Winslow Homer: “Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Largely self-taught, Homer began his career working as a commercial illustrator. He subsequently took up oil painting and produced major studio works characterized by the weight and density he exploited from the medium. He also worked extensively in watercolor, creating a fluid and prolific oeuvre, primarily chronicling his working vacations.”


The original work, “The Rower” by Winslow Homer hangs at the Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Find a gallery of Winslow Homer’s work here.