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John Biglin in a Single Scull

Artist:
Thomas Eakins (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1844–1916 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Date:
ca. 1873
Medium:
Watercolor on off-white wove paper
Dimensions:
19 5/16 x 24 7/8 in. (49.1 x 63.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.108
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 746
In 1873, when Eakins began painting watercolors for exhibition, he took up sporting scenes. This sheet is a replica of a watercolor (Yale University Art Gallery) that he sent to his Parisian teacher, Jean-Léon Gérôme, for criticism. His master wrote, "Your watercolor is entirely good and I am very pleased to have in New York a pupil such as you who does me honor."
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