Homer painting gifted to Cape Ann Museum

November 27, 2019

Gloucester Daily Times - Gail McCarthy, Times Staff

An artwork by a celebrated 19th century American artist Winslow Homer will come back to the place where it was painted — in Gloucester — thanks to a promised gift by a Cape Ann couple.

The painting, "Boy Hailing Schooners, 1880," was recently hung for the first time at the Cape Ann Museum, and its arrival coincides with the final days of the museum’s nationally acclaimed and most popular exhibition to date, "Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880."

This watershed exhibit will close on Sunday, Dec. 1, but the painting will remain at the museum for a number of months afterward, said museum director Oliver Barker.

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