Winslow Homer letter to Hubbard Winslow Bryant, 1892

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Winslow Homer, the American landscape painter, lived in Scarborough and often visited Hubbard Bryant, his good friend and a well-known Portland bookseller.

Bryant also was a serious book collector for whom Homer designed a bookplate. A mermaid frolicking with books appears under the motto Omne Bonum Desuper, Latin for “All Good Things From Above.”

In 1899 Homer accompanied Bryant on Maine Historical Society’s field day excursion to Scarborough where Augustus F. Moulton presented a paper on the town’s early history.

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  • Title: Winslow Homer letter to Hubbard Winslow Bryant, 1892
  • Creator: Winslow Homer
  • Creation Date: 1892-12-15
  • Subject Date: 1892
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 1309
  • Collection: Hubbard Winslow Bryant autographs
  • Object Type: Text

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