Lost on the Grand Banks painting by Winslow Homer

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Lost on the Grand Banks
Lost on the Grand Banks by Winslow Homer 1885.jpg
ArtistWinslow Homer
Year1885 (1885)
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions81 cm × 130 cm (32 in × 50 in)
Locationprivate collection
OwnerBill Gates

Lost on the Grand Banks (1885) is one of several paintings by the American painter Winslow Homer (1836–1910) on marine subjects. Together with The Herring Net and The Fog Warning, painted the same year, it depicts the hard lives of North Atlantic fishermen in Prouts Neck, Maine.[1][2] The painting was bought in 1998 by Bill Gates, the then chairman of Microsoft. Gates reportedly paid $30 million for the seascape, at the time a record price for an American painting.[3]


  1. ^ "The Fog Warning: Halibut Fishing, 1885". Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Retrieved September 27, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Herring Net, 1885". The Art Institute of Chicago. Retrieved August 30, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Vogel, Carol (May 5, 1998). "Sale of Homer Seascape Sets Record". The New York Times.

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