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The Boat Ride from Sorrento

Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Charles Demuth's watercolors can steam with an emotional intensity that belies the delicacy and fluidity of his painting technique. He had a special affinity for the writings of Henry James, and this work depicts a dramatic moment at the beginning of James's short story "The Beast in the Jungle", in which the youthful hero John Marcher confides the great secret of his life to May Bartram during a boat ride from Sorrento to Naples, Italy.

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