The Dinner Horn, 1873

  • Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 11 7/8 × 14 1/4 inches (30.2 × 36.2 cm)
  • 20 7/8 × 23 × 3 1/2 inches (53 × 58.4 × 8.9 cm)

Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr.

47.81

On View

  • American, Level 2, West

Department

American Art before 1950

Signed and dated, middle right, on railing: HOMER 1873

James Carr (New York, New York, USA). inherited by granddaughter, Mrs. Clarence Crocker (East Orange, New Jersey, USA). on consignment with Ferargil Galleries (New York, New York, USA). 1936, on consignment with Kleemann Galleries (New York, New York, USA). 1937, Stephen C. Clark. on consignment with Macbeth Gallery (New York, New York, USA). 1947-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Winslow Homer Centenary. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, 1936. Richardson, E. P. "The Dinner Horn by Winslow Homer." Art Quarterly 11, 2 (Spring 1948): pp. 153-157. Winslow Homer: Illustrator. Exh. cat., Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, MA, 1951, p. 19. Winslow Homer. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1958, no. 26. Romantic America. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1961, no. 25. Wilmerding, J. Winslow Homer. New York, 1972, p. 71 (pl. 22). “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit Free Press (April 27, 1980): p. 5 (ill.). Woman. Exh. cat., Terra Museum of American Art. Evanston, IL, 1984, p. 18, no. 11 (ill.). Coming Away: Winslow Homer & England. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, Massachusetts, 2017, p. 44 (pl. 13).

Winslow Homer, The Dinner Horn, 1873, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dexter M. Ferry, Jr., 47.81.