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Mending the Net

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

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

Date:
1881

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
32 1/8 x 45 1/8 inches (81.6 x 114.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 118, American Art, first floor (Provident National Bank Gallery)

Accession Number:
1929-184-34

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929

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Over the landscape he had painted on his canvas, Eakins projected his selected photographic studies, one-by-one, to mark the positions and salient details of each figure or element of the composition. Oil sketches made on-site served as notes to indicate the original colors of every component. Toning glazes consolidated the whole into a thoroughly convincing scene of the awakening respect two children experienced before the quiet devotion of fishermen practicing their craft.


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