Artist Winslow Homer, American, 1836-1910
  • Raid on a Sand-Swallow Colony - "How Many Eggs?"
Date 1874
Medium wood engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 13 1/2 × 9 1/8 inches (34.3 × 23.2 cm)
Sheet: 16 1/8 × 10 7/8 inches (41 × 27.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Stearn
Accession Number F77.130
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right, on block: W. H.
Inscriptions Inscribed, on block, on tree stump: La[illegible]
Inscribed, typeset, lower center: RAID ON A SAND-SWALLOW COLONY - "HOW MANY EGGS?" - [Drawn by Winslow Homer.]
Inscribed, typeset, upper left: 496
Inscribed, typeset, upper center: HARPER'S WEEKLY.
Inscribed, typeset, upper right: [June 13, 1874.
Inscribed, in pencil, upper and lower right corner: 118
1977-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Goodrich, L. The Graphic Art of Winslow Homer. New York, 1968, p. 32, no. 85 (pl. 81).