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Reflections

John Henry Twachtman

American Art

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
When he undertook this view along the banks of the Niagara River, the American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman was attentive to the example of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, whose works were at the time becoming increasingly popular in the United States.
Both artists were passionate about Japanese prints—an interest evident in this scene’s flat space and asymmetrical arrangement of dramatic diagonals such as the pier and the poplar-lined riverbank. The artist’s use of a square format served to emphasize the two-dimensionality of the compositional design.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1893-1894
DIMENSIONS frame: 42 1/16 x 42 3/8 x 3 in. (106.8 x 107.6 x 7.6 cm) 29 13/16 x 29 15/16 in. (75.7 x 76.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "JH Twachtman--"
COLLECTIONS American Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 44.42
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902). Reflections, ca. 1893-1894. Oil on canvas, frame: 42 1/16 x 42 3/8 x 3 in. (106.8 x 107.6 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 44.42 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.42_SL1.jpg)
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