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Gordon Stevenson

American Art

In direct emulation of the famous John Singer Sargent, whom he had met in London, the society portraitist Gordon Stevenson adopted the practice of painting landscapes in watercolor during his summer travels. The lasting impact of Sargent’s innovative approach and technical freedom in the medium—developed during the first decade of the century—is visible in Stevenson’s effort to achieve a similar degree of coloristic brilliance and in his deft manipulation of liquid washes.
MEDIUM Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream, thick, rough-textured wove paper
DATES ca. 1932
DIMENSIONS 14 x 19 3/4 in. (35.6 x 50.2 cm) Frame: 18 x 24 x 1 1/2 in. (45.7 x 61 x 3.8 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "Gordon Stevenson"
CREDIT LINE John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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