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Study of Landscape (recto) / Unfinished Perspective Study (verso)

John Henry Twachtman

American Art

In this particularly successful pastel, Twachtman allowed the gray paper to play an assertive role in a Whistlerian fashion. He anchored the composition with some limited outlines of rocks and trees, and otherwise described the open landscape with carefully placed but slightly brusque touches of pastel.
MEDIUM Pastel with graphite underdrawing on gray wove paper
DATES ca. 1888-1895
DIMENSIONS 14 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (35.9 x 55.6 cm) Framed: 22 7/8 x 28 7/8 in. (58.1 x 73.3 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right (recto): "J.H. Twachtman"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Surplus Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION verso: unfinished interior perspective study
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