Homeward Bound is a product of John George Brown’s 1877 and 1878 trips to Grand Manan Island, off the coast of Maine in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. The island was popular with the American literary and artistic set of the time, including the artists Edward Moran and Alfred Thompson Bricher. While many …

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One of America’s most popular genre painters, John George Brown had a particular affinity for depicting children and centered his long and successful career on urban and rural American youth. He was especially well known for his paintings of the young boys who sold newspapers and shined shoes on the streets of New York, in which he effectively captured their mixture of sprightly innocence and preternatural shrewdness. Adhering to the tenets of the pre-Raphaelite movement, Brown approached painting with an exacting fidelity to nature.

Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Exhibitions
2018
Go Figure! American Figurative Painting 1830 – 1960Godel & Co.
2017
The Genius of American Art: Folk to ModernismGodel & Co.

Homeward Bound, 1878

Oil on Canvas
23 × 15 in
58.4 × 38.1 cm
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Homeward Bound is a product of John George Brown’s 1877 and 1878 trips to Grand Manan Island, off …

Medium
Signature
Signed Lower Right

One of America’s most popular genre painters, John George Brown had a particular affinity for depicting children and centered his long and successful career on urban and rural American youth. He was especially well known for his paintings of the young boys who sold newspapers and shined shoes on the streets of New York, in which he effectively captured their mixture of sprightly innocence and preternatural shrewdness. Adhering to the tenets of the pre-Raphaelite movement, Brown approached painting with an exacting fidelity to nature.

Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Exhibitions (2)
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