Winslow Homer

Artist's Biography

Union Pond, Williamsburgh, L.I. [sic]

Lithograph printed in color, c.1862.
Image size 16 3/4 x 27."(42.5 x 68.6 cm).
Good condition, save for several skillfully repaired tears. A brilliant impression of this rare print. Framed in period walnut and gilt.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 82434
Price: $15,000.00
Publisher : Lith. by Thomas & Eno, 37 Park Row N.Y.
Winslow Homer was apprenticed to lithographer J. H. Bufford of Boston at age 19. He began working as a freelance illustrator for Harper's Weekly and Ballou's Pictorial in 1857. Homer moved to New York City in 1859 and immediately enrolled in the Life Classes at the National Academy of Design. This image was likely created soon after his move to New York City and was done as a job for Thomas & Eno.

Located in Brooklyn, Union Pond was active year round with ice skating during the winter months and during the non-winter months, the field was transformed back into the popular baseball field called Union Grounds. The elegant three-story pavilion, seen here just left of center, was used to illuminate the ice during the winter and stood in deep centerfield during the baseball season. Opened in 1862 by William Cammeyer these grounds were demolished in 1883.
18th-19th Century Subjects , New York City , Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island & Queens