10 Dec. 1923
Then to Knoedler’s where we found [dealer Charles] Henschel. . . . Then Henschel took us upstairs & showed us the Winslow Homer which he had bought back from the Bloomingdales [Eastern Point]. He sold it years ago to old B. Great big fine picture of surf breaking with flat rocks in foreground. It seemed too pinkish in the sky at first but the more one saw it the more one liked it.
11 Dec. 1923
Uptown to Knoedler’s where I saw Henschel[.] Bought the Bloomingdale Homer for $38,000, not expensive. It seems it was the only good picture the Bloomingdales had.
22 Jan. 1924
[Dealer Frank] Rehn sold the fine Winslow Homer [Early Morning After a Storm at Sea, 1902] to the Cleveland Museum but Henschel did not know the price but will find out. Henschel showed the directors my [a blank space in the diary—he is referring to a Homer work, which could be Saco Bay, Eastern Point, or Summer Squall; Eastern Point seems the most likely comparison] & they very much wanted it & preferred it to the Rehn picture. Therefore it was his showing mine which sold the Rehn picture!!
28 Jan. 1929
Asked Henschel what he could sell my Winslow Homer, “Eastern Point” for? $60,000 20% commission. I paid $38,000 for it. I shall do so as it is not as fine as my others. [By this point, “others” meant Two Guides, Undertow, Saco Bay, and Summer Squall].