Sunday, July 2, 2017


At the debut of the 20th Century the painter Winslow Homer holidayed on the Gulf Stream.



And the Caribbean.

According to Wikipedia he read McCabe's Curse, a Bahamian tale about a British Captain McCabe who in 1814 was robbed by thieves, hired a small boat in hopes of reaching a nearby island, but was caught in a storm and later died in Nassau of yellow fever and was inspired to paint his epic GULF STREAM portraying a lost black sailor on a wreck surrounded by sharks which first showed in a 1900 Philadelphia show and then in 1906 at a exhibited at the National Academy of Design after which the jury unanimously demanded that New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art purchase GULD STREAM and the painting has remained property of that establishment since then.

There ain't much better.

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