de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand

Winslow Homer

The Angler (Casting in the Falls), ca. 1874

View Cart
Shop Main Online Store

About the Artwork

Winslow Homer, The Angler (Casting in the Falls), ca. 1874. Oil on canvas, 23 3/8 × 17 1/8 in. (59.5 × 43.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Promised gift of Bernard and Barbro Osher

A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Winslow Homer painted numerous angling themes over the course of forty years, making more than twenty visits to the Adirondack Mountains—a place where he could study nature in its various expressions, both as an artist and as a fisherman. Homer’s reverence for nature shaped a body of work that has come to define the Adirondacks and the image of fishing in American art.

In The Angler (Casting in the Falls), Homer’s subject has been tentatively identified as his friend and fellow artist-angler Roswell Morse Shurtleff, who is confidently fly-fishing in the rapids of a forceful stream. Homer’s attention to detail is evidenced by the tension in Shurtleff’s rod and the gaping tug of the buttons on his jacket as he bends his casting arm backward.

Lauren Palmor
Associate Curator, American Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Popular Images

About Our Prints


de Young & Legion of Honor ART on Demand offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hand-made in the USA using gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.


Many of the works offered through this store are exclusive and not available anywhere else. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

Ordering & Return Policy

All ART on Demand items are custom-made for each order. Please allow 10-14 days for production time. You will receive shipping confimation and tracking upon shipment. Due to the custom nature of these items they are non-returnable.