Lucretia Giese - Winslow Homer and Belmont
Winslow Homer's name conjures up images of Prouts Neck, ME and its craggy coast, his home from the 1880s. But Homer had an "earlier" home in Belmont, MA. Thirty years before and for over a decade, Homer visited that town again and again. Why? What was Belmont like then? What features attracted Homer? What work resulted and what effect did his stays in Belmont have on his career?