Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910)Snap the Whip
Wild energy fills Winslow Homer’s idyllic schoolhouse scene in Snap the Whip
. This nostalgic work is a product of post–Civil War America, idolizing life away from cities and towns. It is full of strength and youth and hopeful prospects for the future—symbolic of a society rebuilding itself. The oil painting featured in this puzzle precedes Homer’s major shift to watercolors, and it is a centerpiece of the permanent collection of The Butler Institute of American Art.
WARNING: Choking hazard—small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.