A Waterfall

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

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1910

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
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

Object Location:

* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor

Accession Number:
2004-5-1

Credit Line:
Gift of C. K. Williams, II, 2014

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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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