Study of Landscape (recto) / Unfinished Perspective Study (verso)
John Henry Twachtman
In this particularly successful pastel, Twachtman allowed the gray paper to play an assertive role in a Whistlerian fashion. He anchored the composition with some limited outlines of rocks and trees, and otherwise described the open landscape with carefully placed but slightly brusque touches of pastel.
Pastel with graphite underdrawing on gray wove paper
14 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (35.9 x 55.6 cm)
frame: 22 7/8 × 28 7/8 × 2 in. (58.1 × 73.3 × 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right (recto): "J.H. Twachtman"
Museum Surplus Fund
verso: unfinished interior perspective study
This item is not on view
John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902). Study of Landscape (recto) / Unfinished Perspective Study (verso), ca. 1888-1895. Pastel with graphite underdrawing on gray wove paper, 14 1/8 x 21 7/8 in. (35.9 x 55.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Surplus Fund, 25.419 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 25.419_PS2.jpg)
overall, 25.419_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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