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Monday, 15 December 2014 11:16

The Clark Art Institute Exhibits Rare Winslow Homer Painting for the First Time Ever

Winslow Homer's 'Charles Prentice Howland,' 1878. Winslow Homer's 'Charles Prentice Howland,' 1878. Times Union/Clark Art Institute

The Clark Art Institute recently received the gift of a significant, rare commissioned portrait by Winslow Homer.

"Charles Prentice Howland" (1878), an oil painting that has never been publicly exhibited, was donated to the Clark by the sitter's granddaughter, Susan Montgomery Howell. The painting, which had remained with the family since 1878, is on view at the Clark.

"We are grateful to Susan Montgomery Howell and her family for giving the Clark this important, little-known painting, which will now be enjoyed by the public. I have long known Charles Prentice Howland's namesake, C.P. Howland, so it is a true delight that this wonderful connection has brought us together," said Clark Director Michael Conforti.

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