Eight Bells. Etching. 1887
Winslow Homer was an American artist, best known for his marine-themed artwork. In addition to being a skilled painter, Homer produced exquisite etchings and engravings.
The Bathers. Wood engraving. 1873, Harper’s Weekly
Homer apprenticed as a lithographer and worked as an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly early on in his career.
Saved. Etching. 1889. National Gallery of Art
A Voice from the Cliff. Etching. 1889. Engraved by Teyssonnieres.
Homer started producing etchings in the 1870s, completing ten phenomenal images that have been widely reprinted since the artist’s death. A number of Homer etchings were released during the 1940s, they are referred to as the “White” series, since Charles White was the current owner of the printing plates. Homer prints vary in value depending on the edition and publisher. While first edition prints hold the most value, later editions are still popular among print collectors. Homer’s legacy has spread from his New England home, across the country and the world.
Lincoln montage. Wood Engraving. 1860-70. Published by currier and Ives