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In the Studio

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1884 (unfinished)

Watercolor on paper

Sheet: 21 x 17 inches (53.3 x 43.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Louis E. Stern, 1950

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The existence of an oil study for this watercolor can be sensed in the dainty completion of the model's foot, half an empty page away from the more finished head and torso. Like many of Eakins's portraits, the image captures the interior life of a model lost in introspection.