John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Art on Sunday: Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan

John George Brown (1831–1913)
Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan, about 1877
Oil on canvas
Reading on the Rocks, Grand Manan
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This is another of the paintings featured in that calendar I mentioned the other day. Fun fact about this painting: it has a false Winslow Homer signature on it. Brown almost certainly didn't do it; he exhibited the painting under his own name in 1892. I can see why someone might try to pass it off as a Homer; it does display certain vaguely Homeresque qualities.

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