SOLD Girls on Hillside, 1879

by Winslow Homer (1836–1910)
Gouache, charcoal, and chalk on paper
8⅛ x 13 inches
Signed and dated lower left: Winslow Homer 1879


(Possibly) Sale, Wm. A. Butters & Co., Chicago, Illinois, December 10, 1879 (consigned by the artist)

Cornelia Lunt, Evanston, Illinois, probably 1879

Anne Evans, by bequest from above

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, by bequest from above, 1941

Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, acquired from above, 1951

Hammer Galleries, New York, New York

Private collection, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, January 19, 2024, lot 27, from above


(Possibly) Wm. A. Butters & Co., Chicago, 1879


Lloyd Goodrich and Abigail Booth Gerdts, Record of Works by Winslow Homer: 1877 to March 1881, vol. III (New York: Spanierman Gallery, 2008), 263, no 859.

Related Works

Two Girls in a Field, 1879, graphite on paper, 9 13/16 x 8 5/16 inches, signed and dated lower right; Brooklyn Museum, New York

Two Girls, 1879, graphite on paper, 9⅛ x 9 11/16 inches, signed and dated lower right; Private collection

Note: Cornelia Lunt, known as the “First Lady of Evanston,” was a founding member of the Fort Dearborn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in promoting the arts at Northwestern University.

Artist Biography

Famed American Realist and Landscape Artist

By Margarita Karasoulas

With a skillful mastery of the American landscape and a deep devotion to American subjects, Homer’s works established him at the forefront of the realist tradition in the late 19th century. He is best remembered for his peaceful rural scenes, maritime views, and an unmatched command of the watercolor medium.

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