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A Waterfall

John Singer Sargent, American (active London, Florence, and Paris), 1856 - 1925

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1910

Oil on canvas

44 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (113 x 72.4 cm) Framed: 55 1/2 x 39 inches (141 x 99.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 211, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of C. K. Williams, II, 2004

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Inspired by several trips to Italy and Switzerland, Sargent took a break from figure painting and turned to landscapes. In this image the artist captures the stream’s foaming water with thickly applied white paint. To create the effect of sunlight through rising mist, Sargent employs raw color, such as red, green, violet, and gold, recalling the paintings of his friend Claude Monet.

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