sailboat with brown sail against a grey evening sky; turquoise water

Evening, 1921


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Bequest of Harry Drakeexpand_more  2013.35.662

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If this boat and its reflection were smooth and refined, this image would have a very different feel. Much of its impact seems to come from the feeling expressed in the ragged, imperfectly cut lines. For Arts and Crafts proponents, such lines implied authenticity. The influence of Japanese woodblock prints is apparent in the soft, gradated background, the isolated subject, and the narrow, vertical format.

Artist Life
1881 - 1966
Accession Number
[Pia Gallo, New York, until 2010; sold in August for RTOO, to Drake]; Harry Drake, St. Paul (2010-d. 2012; bequeathed to MIA)
Catalogue Raisonne
Merx 321
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sailboat with brown sail against a grey evening sky; turquoise water