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The Cabin - Tennessee
Like his teacher Charles Hawthorne, John Whorf developed as a watercolorist under the powerful influence of John Singer Sargent, whose works were frequently exhibited in the United States throughout the first decades of the twentieth century—most notably at the Brooklyn Museum. In this image of a sun-dappled cabin in rural Tennessee, Whorf emulated Sargent’s use of freely brushed washes to describe the colorful tints of shifting shadows. Sargent apparently approved of Whorf’s direction, purchasing a watercolor from the young man’s first solo exhibition, in Boston, in 1924.
- Artist: John Whorf, American, 1903-1959
- Medium: Watercolor over graphite on cream, thick, moderately textured, heavily sized, wove paper
- Place Made: United States
- Dates: 1928
- Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 23 in. (40 x 58.4 cm) Frame: 23 7/8 x 29 15/16 x 1 9/16 in. (60.6 x 76 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "John Whorf"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 29.68
- Credit Line: Carll H. de Silver Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: John Whorf (American, 1903-1959). The Cabin - Tennessee, 1928. Watercolor over graphite on cream, thick, moderately textured, heavily sized, wove paper, 15 3/4 x 23 in. (40 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 29.68. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)