Prints & Drawings - 3 of 9
An October Day
35.2 x 50.1 cm
Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1947
An enthusiastic sportsman, Homer often vacationed in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. There, in a space of twenty years, he executed approximately eighty-seven watercolors, of which An October Day is one of the best known hunting subjects. What appears at first glance to be a peaceful autumnal view is actually a scene of impending violence, as a swimming deer attempts to escape the hunter's boat.