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The Rainbow’s Source

Artist
John Henry Twachtman, American, 1853–1902
Date
c.1890–1900
Material
Oil on canvas
Made in
United States, North and Central America
Depicts
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 335
Dimensions
36 x 25 1/4 in. (91.4 x 64.1 cm)
framed: 45 x 34 1/2 in. (114.3 x 87.6 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
124:1921
NOTES
This painting is one of many that John Henry Twachtman painted of Horseneck Falls, the waterfall on his property in Greenwich, Connecticut. Twachtman nearly fills the canvas with the image of the waterfall tumbling into the streambed below. The rough texture of the paint vividly captures the movement and misty spray of the water, and the artist was able to create the impression of a vaporous atmosphere that could at any moment reveal a brilliant rainbow. Twachtman used the Impressionist technique of combining multiple brushstrokes of varying color to produce transient, shimmering light effects. He repeatedly painted this waterfall and other subjects on his property, exploring various light and weather conditions.
- 1921
R. C. and N. M. Vose Galleries, Boston, MA, USA

1921 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from R. C. and N. M. Vose Galleries [1]


Notes:
[1] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, November 8, 1921.
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