Fishing Boats, Key West

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Fishing Boats, Key West
Fishing Boats, Key West MET ap10.228.1.jpg
ArtistWinslow Homer Edit this on Wikidata
Dimensions35.4 cm (13.9 in) × 55.2 cm (21.7 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.10.228.1 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 11120

Fishing Boats, Key West is a 1903 watercolor and graphite drawing by Winslow Homer. It is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

Early history and creation[edit]

Homer executed a quick pencil sketch of the dimensions and layout of the image, over which he used watercolor to fully develop the forms of the clouds, sea, and boats. The highlights of the image are untouched areas of the paper.[2]

Description and interpretation[edit]

The work depicts fishing boats in the water off Key West, Florida.

Later history and influence[edit]


  1. ^ "Fishing Boats, Key West". Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  2. ^ ""American Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints": The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 37, no. 4 (Spring, 1980) | MetPublications | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". Retrieved 2017-05-21.