Artwork Title: The New Novel - Artist Name: Winslow Homer

The New Novel

Winslow Homer, 1877

"In 1877, Winslow Homer exhibited his watercolor, The New Novel, at an exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. It is an image that below its surface of innocent, leisurely repose churns a contemporary cultural scene fraught with change and fear; the culture-war in the US had begun.... The New Novel captures the moment and encapsulates its cultural context. This is a young woman languidly...."
woman readingwatercolor

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