Winslow Homer (1836 -1910)
In the Garden, 1874
Watercolor on paper, 9 x 6.7 in
Private collection

For this watercolor, Homer uses the same model as Enoch Perry does in The Old Story.  Homer and Perry traveled together to Hurley from their New York City studios.  Both artists excelled at depicting scenes of everyday rural life.  Homer's mother was a watercolorist so Homer had early exposure to a medium which he clearly mastered.

Enoch Wood Perry (1831 -1915)
The Old Story, 1875
Wood engraving from an oil painting

In this engraving, Enoch Perry uses the same model as Winslow Homer does in the watercolor In the Garden. Homer and Perry are known to have traveled together to Hurley from their studios in New York City. They both worked at the Tenth Street Studio Building and both were natives of Boston born just five years apart. Perry is an internationally recognized artist who specialized in rural genre subjects