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Double Study of Dawn, Moorea Seen across the Water, Tahiti

Artist:
John La Farge (American, New York 1835–1910 Providence, Rhode Island)
Date:
1891
Medium:
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on laid paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in. (26.7 x 19.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966
Accession Number:
67.55.176a, b
Not on view
Inscription: [above top sketch on sheet at right of center in graphite]: [arrow pointing to sky in drawing] more pink only a blush; [at lower right of top sketch on sheet in margin in graphite]: all / prhps still / more neutral / soft high [illegible] / dawn on Moorea / more [darker] in sea; [at lower right of bottom sketch on sheet in the margin in graphite]: [arrow pointing to sky in drawing] make / more blue / [straight or sharper]; [beneath bottom sketch on sheet in graphite]: [arrow pointing to various parts of the sea in the drawing] green reflect greener; [on the back in ink]: Dawn, immediate sketch / On board our boat / between Tahiti & Moorea / June 1891 Jno La Farge / the frame openings too big

Marking: WATER H.G. [chain border]
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