In “The Wreck of the ‘Atlantic’ - Cast up by the Sea,” Winslow Homer combines real-life events with melodrama. While it’s likely Homer based his image off actual shipwrecks, scholars also believe he may have been inspired by “The Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It’s the 79th image in our "100 Days of Homer" series.
The Wreck of the “Atlantic” - Cast up by the Sea
Wood engraving on newsprint