Nine barefoot country boys play snap the whip. Seven boys are holding onto each other's hands while two boys have broken away on the left. On the right middle ground is a school house. On the left, children can be seen in the background.
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Title: Snap the Whip, from Harper's Weekly, September 20, 1873, pp. 245-25
Signed: Signed on block, lower right: HOMER 1873Signed on block, lower left: LAGARDE Sc
Provenance: John Goldsmith Phillips, Jr
Physical Dimensions: w522 x h344 cm
Paper Support: Off-white wove paper
Inscribed: Caption: "SNAP-THE-WHIP."- DRAWN BY WINSLOW HOMER.- [SEE PAGE 826.]
Exhibitions: London, UK - Victoria & Albert Museum, "Winslow Homer," November 27, 1974 - January 19, 1975New York - Wildenstein & Co. Gallery, "Winslow Homer," May 3, 1972 - June 3, 1972.New Bedford, MA - Wm. W. Crapo Gallery, "History of Illustration," April 14, 1968 - May 11, 1968
Dimensions: 40.5 x 57.3 cm (15 15/16 x 22 9/16 in.)
Bibliography: Dee, Elaine Evans and John R. Wilmerding. Winslow Homer (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972), no. 106. (illus.).