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The Bright Side
The Bright Side
de Young
Gallery 23
Oil On Canvas
12 3/4 x 17 in. (32.4 x 43.2 cm)
Object Type:
North America

William H. Hamilton, New York 1865 at least 1868

Thomas B. Clarke (18481931), New York, by 18861899

[Auction sale, American Art Association, Chickering Hall, New York, 1518 February 1899, lot no.123, sold for $525]

Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (d. 1920), New York, from 1899

William A. White, Brooklyn, by 1911 1917

[Macbeth Galleries, New York, 19171918, sold for $500]

Julia E. Peck (1875—1971), New York and Port Huron, Mich., 1918—1971

Mrs. Richard Andrae, Port Huron, Mich., 1971

[Auction sale, Du Mouchelle Art Galleries, Detroit, 22 October 1971]

[Schweitzer Gallery, New York, 1971—1972]

John D. Rockefeller 3rd and Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller, New York, 1972—1979

FAMSF, 1979.7.56

Accession Number:
Acquisition Date:
Credit Line:

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd

Exhibition History:

"The Civil War and American Art," 11/16/12 to 9/2/13, Smithsonian American Museum, Metroplitan Museum of Art

Brooklyn Art Association, Spring [Ninth] Exhibition at the Academy of Music, Brooklyn, 1865, exh. no. 129

New York, National Academy of Design, Fortieth Annual Exhibition, 1865, exh. no. 190

Paris, Exposition Universelle, 1867, exh. no. 27 (as Le Cote clair)
New York, National Academy of Design, First Winter Exhibition,
1867, exh. no. 673

Munich, Glaspalaste, Internationale Kunstausstellung, 1883, exh. no. 916 (as ArmeeFuhrleute)

New York, Union League Club, Illuminated Books and Manuscripts, Old Masters and Modern Paintings: Loan Collection, 1890, exh. no. 38 (as The Sunny Side)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Thomas B.
Clarke Collection of American Pictures, 1891, exh. no. 94

New York, Union League Club, The Paintings of Two Americans: George Inness, Winslow Homer, 1898, exh. no. 32

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Winslow Homer Memorial Exhibition, 1911, exh. no. 1

New York, Maynard Walker Gallery, Paintings by Six Americans, 1935, exh. no. 6

Pittsburgh, The Carnegie Institute, An Exhibition of American
Genre Paintings, 1936, exh. no. 48

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Winslow Homer Centenary Exhibition, 1937, exh. no. 2

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Life in America: A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair, 1939, exh. no. 195

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Winslow Homer, 1973, exh. no. 5

San Francisco 1976, exh. no. 69

Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, African Image: Representations of the Black throughout History, 1980, no publ.

Tokyo 1982, exh. no. 52

FAMSF, CPLH, Winslow Homer Wood Engravings: Visions and Revisions; 10 Sept 1983 - 1 Jan 1984, no publ.

FAMSF, Winslow Homer: Paintings of the Civil War, 1988, exh. no 13

Houston, The Menil Collection, Winslow Homer's Images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years (shown only at Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, 1989), no exh. no.American Painting of the 19th Century
Osterreichische Galerie at the Belvedere Palace, Vienna
March 17 - June 20, 1999

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Winslow Homer Retrospective, 15 Oct 1995 - 28 Jan 1996; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 21 Feb - 26 May 1996; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, 17 June - 22 Sept 1996.