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Object Information:

Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910

Eight Bells

1887

Etching

plate, 19 x 24 1/2in (48.3 x 62.2cm)

Gift of the Friends of the McNay

1977.8


Location:

Not on view

Further Information:

In Homer's monumental etching, two sailors work together to get their bearings. They are making observations of the sun with their sextants: one measuring the angular altitude of the sun and the other reading the value of his measurements.

Artist/Maker Bio

Homer, Winslow