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.
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream, thick, rough-textured wove paper
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) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "Gordon Stevenson"
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John B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Gordon Stevenson (American, 1892-1984). Catskill Stream, ca. 1932. Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on cream, thick, rough-textured wove paper, 14 x 19 3/4 in. (35.6 x 50.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, John B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 33.483. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.483.jpg)
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