Shepherdess of Houghton Farm


[Probably William A. Butters & Co., Chicago, 10 Dec. 1879]; Samuel Raymond, Chicago (probably from 1879); Abby M. Raymond, Chicago, his niece (c. 1918); [Macbeth Gallery, New York, 1919]; [Frank W. Bayley & Son, Boston, 1919]; unidentified collection/s, c. 1920–40; [probably Milch Gallery, New York, c. 1940]; [M. A.  McDonald, New York, sold to Clark, 30 Sept. 1942]; Sterling and Francine Clark (1942–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

Winslow Homer

American, 1836–1910

Shepherdess of Houghton Farm


Watercolor and graphite, with additions in ink and gouache, on cream wove paper

11 x 19 in. (27.9 x 48.3 cm) Frame: 19 5/16 x 27 3/8 in. (49.1 x 69.5 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1943




Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.