Winslow Homer (1836 -1910)
Morning Glories, 1873
Oil on canvas, 19.6 x 13.25 in
Private collection

One of numerous depictions of young beautiful women that Homer painted in the early 1870s, Morning Glories is a departure from his previous exploration of men and masculinity. Sitting in the window in the mid-afternoon, the woman is looking at the twining flowers that give the painting its name. The woman sits in a deep window sill typical of wooden window frames and stone houses found in Hurley.  This could be the exterior view of the same window seen in Homer's "Window" paintings such as An Open Window and At the Window.