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Perspective Drawing for "The Pair-Oared Shell"

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
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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