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Perspective Drawing for "The Pair-Oared Shell"

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1872

Medium:
Graphite, ink, and watercolor on paper

Dimensions:
Sheet: 31 13/16 x 47 9/16 inches (80.8 x 120.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1944-45-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund, 1944

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In the second of the two perspective drawings for The Pair-Oared Shell, Eakins's concern was with precisely calculating the rowers' reflections in the water. He later wrote: "There is so much beauty in the reflections that it is generally well worth while to try to get them right."

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