Eight Bells

Maker and role
Artist: Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
Year
1887

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Media/materials
Etching
Measurements
plate, 19 x 24 1/2in (48.3 x 62.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of the Friends of the McNay
Accession number
1977.8
Object type
Department
Location
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.
Subject period

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