Artists, Exhibition Catalogues

Winslow Homer: The Croquet Game

David Park Curry

According to author David Park Curry, “Croquet embodies deep and strong currents—sex and aggression—that made it a compelling subject.” An illuminating look at an important American artist as well as an insightful study into popular culture, this catalogue, as well as the exhibition it accompanied, presents Winslow Homer’s (1836–1910) five croquet-themed paintings together for the first time, along with his sketches and wood engravings and other artworks and advertisements depicting the game, which saw a meteoric rise in popularity during the latter half of the 19th century. An illustrated essay by Curry explains the origins of the game and its importance in modern life, and places Homer’s paintings in the context of this world.

36 pages / 7 5/8 x 11 inches / 4 color and 45 black-and-white illustrations / Copublished with Yale University Press / 1984
  • Paperback ISBN 0-89467-031-2
    Out of Print