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Low Tide

American Art

Both High Tide and Low Tide, published in Boston’s short-lived weekly Every Saturday in August 1870, are illustrations after Homer’s oil paintings. High Tide is now known as Eagle Head, Manchester, Massachusetts, 1870 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). Disheartened by the critical reception of these works, Homer apparently destroyed the painting of Low Tide. When the owner of High Tide approached Homer to buy the companion painting, he was told that the picture had been painted out and the canvas reused for another work.
ENGRAVER W. H. Kingdon
MEDIUM Wood engraving
DATES 1870
DIMENSIONS Image: 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (23.5 x 30.8 cm) Sheet: 10 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (27.6 x 36.5 cm) Frame: 16 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (42.5 x 57.8 x 3.8 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Harvey Isbitts
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