He writes to Laura Marrs who rented a summer cottage from him yearly explaining the state of repair to the cottage. He offers three pages of detail including covering chairs before he explains the art work he might hang. "I am going to hang some watercolors as belonging to the cottage - & if you do not wish them to hang there - you can say no - They are from my private stock & not for sale...." He signs in full, "Winslow Homer." The date along with Homer's name and address are stamped at the top of the first page presumably by the artist himself.
Located on the southern coast of Maine, Scarboro, included the small summer community of Prouts Neck where Winslow Homer’s father bought land for his extended family. Already established as an artist residing in Manhattan, Homer moved onto the family property in 1883 and built his art studio. From this vantage point, he painted some his most important and robust seascapes. He preferred to work before and after the arrival of summer visitors, and now there’s a Winslow Homer Road on Prouts Neck. Overall condition is very good with normal folds to the pages. A fine and rare letter mentioning his watercolors.