List of illustrations

  • Drawing of a vase with bird and flowers for Naomi Schultz
  • Untitled (Shaker inspirational drawing)
  • Portrait of Sophie Richards
  • American Black Rat
  • Cotton-Tail Rabbit among Dry Grasses and Leaves
  • Abbott Handerson Thayer and Family
  • The Lower Bridge on Schuylkill at Gray's Ferry 5 [. . .] ber 1816
  • View of the Waterworks at Fairmount
  • Fort Laramie, Wyoming
  • From Hurricane Hill, Rio Virgin Chasm, July 27th, 1873
  • Figures on a Coast
  • New York City–Annual Exhibition of the American Water-Color Society, National Academy of Design
  • The Wedding
  • Bird on Branch
  • Columns of the Ramesseum, January 14, 1875
  • Prout's Neck Surf
  • John Marin, New Mexico
  • Near Calais, Maine
  • John M. Falconer in His Brooklyn, N.Y., Studio
  • Young Man in White Apron
  • William Penn's Mansion, South Second Street, Philadelphia, 1864
  • Old Macedonian, Wallabout Bay
  • High Bridge
  • Catskill Clove in Palingsville
  • Felix Octavius Carr Darley
  • The Repose
  • Repose
  • The Jack-Knife
  • Skating in Central Park
  • The Mississippi in Time of War
  • Mrs. Frances Flora Palmer
  • Perspective of Lathe
  • Arched Rock, Capri
  • Horseshoe Fall and Goat Island from Canadian Bank, October 6, 1856
  • Woodland Scene
  • Fragment of the Alps
  • Sumach
  • James Hamilton
  • Beach Scene at Sunset
  • Ruins on the Nile
  • Rocks by the Water
  • Red Clover with Butter-and-Eggs and Ground Ivy
  • Apples and Plums
  • Three Eggs
  • Henry Roderick Newman
  • Anemones
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Samuel Colman
  • The Harbor of Seville
  • The Green River, Wyoming
  • First Snow, Grafton, Maine
  • On the Ausable
  • View at Coldspring
  • Coaching in New England
  • Fawn's Leap, Catskill Mountains
  • West Nyack, New York
  • Winter Scene in Moonlight
  • Mount Washington
  • Mountain View
  • Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
  • Grapes and Olives
  • American Citizens (To the Polls)
  • Arguing the Question
  • The Cheat Detected
  • William Hart
  • Waiting for the Boats
  • Taking Sunflower to Teacher
  • Baseball Players Practicing
  • The Witch's Daughter
  • Boys Wading
  • Masquerade
  • Natural Bridge, Virginia
  • A High Tide at Atlantic City
  • William Trost Richards
  • Lake Squam from Red Hill
  • Dory on Dana's Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
  • A Venetian Lagoon
  • Drifting
  • Sunrise, New York Bay
  • The Upper End of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, near Ogden, Utah, August 13, 1879
  • Thomas Moran in Yellowstone Park, July 12, 1871
  • Big Springs in Yellowstone Park
  • Mountain of the Holy Cross
  • A Rocky Coast
  • Moorish Mosque of Sidi Halou Tlemcin, Algeria
  • Algerian Shops
  • Louis Comfort Tiffany
  • Landscape (Woods)
  • George Inness
  • View of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
  • June
  • The Dolomites
  • John La Farge
  • Wolf Charmer
  • Trionfo d'Amore
  • Edwin Austin Abbey
  • Self-Portrait (On a Balcony)
  • Rose in October
  • Sketching at Easthampton
  • Am I in Face To-Day?
  • The Two Sisters
  • Mending the Nets
  • Winslow Homer in Paris
  • Boys in a Dory
  • Gloucester Harbor
  • Children on a Fence
  • The Trysting Place
  • Blackboard
  • Seventy Years Ago
  • Young Woman Sewing
  • Self-Portrait
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • John Biglin in a Single Scull
  • A Month's Darning
  • The Dancing Lesson
  • A Moroccan
  • Fresh Air
  • Young Girl Meditating (Fifty Years Ago)
  • Young Woman in a Black Skirt
  • National Academy of Design: Elevation of the Proposed Stenciling of the N.Y. Academy of Design
  • Fidelia Bridges
  • Pink Cyclamen
  • Milkweeds
  • The Christmas Card (Child with Christmas Card)
  • Gloria
  • Famille Rose Plate
  • Ellen Robbins in her Studio
  • Wildflowers
  • Climbing White Roses à Plein Air
  • Portière Design
  • The Designing-Room
  • Portière, detail
  • Lotus-Flower Design
  • Iris Corsage Ornament
  • Sketch for an Iris Brooch
  • Design for a Triple Lancet Window
  • Design for Window for Sarah Cochran, Linden Hall, Dawson, Pennsylvania
  • Dandelion Plant 95
  • Peonies in the Wind
  • Peonies in a Breeze
  • Adoring Angels: Study for a Mural, Church of the Ascension, New York
  • Chinese Pi-tong
  • Wild Roses and Water Lily—Study of Sunlight
  • Resting Shepherdess
  • Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks
  • Invitation to the Cincinnati Pottery Club
  • Plate
  • Design for a Plate
  • Dandelions
  • Henrietta Benson Homer
  • F. Hopkinson Smith
  • At the Entrance
  • Self-Portrait
  • In the Garden
  • Gloucester Harbor
  • Robert Frederick Blum
  • To the Lido, Venice
  • Early Morning, Battersea
  • Paris Street Scene
  • Incensing the Veil
  • Springtime
  • Port Jefferson (Harbor Scene)
  • Roses
  • Portrait Study (Woman in a Black Bonnet)
  • J. Frank Currier
  • White Beeches
  • Landscape
  • Apple Picking
  • Fresh Air, detail
  • Two Sailboats
  • Gloucester Sunset
  • Sunset Fires
  • Sailboat and Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Old Apple Trees
  • The First Babe
  • Under the Towers
  • The Hanging Committee's Little Contribution
  • Interior of Gallery (National Academy of Design)
  • Sunlight and Shadow
  • An Old Song
  • Frederick Dielman
  • Between Sittings
  • Henry F. Farny
  • The Prisoner (The Captive)
  • Mending the Nets
  • Inside the Bar
  • A Venetian Market
  • Julian Alden Weir
  • The Wounded Dog
  • Decorative Head
  • Boulevard at Night, Paris
  • Childe Hassam Painting on Appledore
  • The Island Garden
  • Mythical England, Stonehenge
  • Henry Farrer
  • Sunset Landscape with Pond
  • Coastal Scene, New York
  • The River Bank
  • Street in Schleissheim
  • Lodge in the Woods
  • Snow Scene
  • Road to Olana
  • Green and Silver—The Three Clouds
  • Variations in Violet and Grey—Market Place, Dieppe
  • Nocturne: Amsterdam in Winter
  • Henry B. Snell and William L. Lathrop
  • Twilight in Connecticut (Country Road near Solebury)
  • Charles Herbert Woodbury
  • Marine
  • Charles Hovey Pepper and George Hawley Hallowell at Lorne Cottage, Grand Cascapedia River, Quebec
  • Trees in Winter
  • Costume Reception, National Academy of Design
  • The Black Hat
  • Building a Smudge
  • The Tea Party
  • Hollyhocks
  • Waimea [Hawaii], Sept. 22, 2 P.M., 1890
  • Sunrise in Fog over Kyoto
  • A Bridle Path in Tahiti
  • The Strange Thing Little Kiosai Saw in the River
  • Agnes F. Northrop
  • Frederick Wilson
  • Cowboy Singing
  • Philae
  • Sazanqua, Wild Tea: Yokohama (Oriental Still Life)
  • Book Closed over Spectacles
  • The Green Cushion
  • The Flag of Truce in the Indian War
  • Christmas Dinner for the Men on the Trail
  • Charles M. Russell Working on a Watercolor during the Pablo Buffalo Roundup
  • Halloween Puzzle
  • Yearly Tribute to the King of Tara
  • Henry McCarter
  • Old King Cole (Triptych)
  • Sinbad Plots against the Giant
  • Cover Illustration for A Child's Book of Old Verses
  • A Child's Book of Old Verses
  • Oh, don't hurt me! cried Tom. I only want to look at you; you are so handsome
  • Giséle
  • All misery, Antoine! And now I live beneath a sword
  • Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Henrietta Cozens in Their Chestnut Street Studio, Philadelphia
  • Plastic Club Special Exhibition of the Work of Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Violet Oakley
  • Study for the "Divine Law" Mural at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg
  • Graph showing Women Artists at the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the New York Water Color Club (NYWCC) from 1868 to 1900
  • Self-Portrait
  • Picking Wildflowers
  • Summer Afternoon, Inn of William the Conqueror
  • Sketching on the Beach
  • The Stony Pasture
  • Splash of Sunshine and Rain (Piazza San Marco, Venice)
  • Umbrellas in the Rain
  • St. Mark's Square, Venice (The Clock Tower)
  • West Church, Boston
  • In the Luxembourg Gardens
  • Sand Burr
  • A Garden in Nassau
  • Mink Pond
  • The Guide and Woodsman (Adirondacks)
  • Guide Carrying a Deer
  • Huntsman and Dogs
  • Old Friends
  • Boy Fishing
  • Black Bass
  • Fishing Boats, Key West
  • The Water Fan
  • After the Hurricane, Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Diamond Shoal
  • Simplon Pass: The Lesson
  • Schreckhorn, Eismeer
  • A Venetian Trattoria (Venetian Interior)
  • Gondoliers' Siesta
  • Spanish Fountain
  • Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain
  • Group with Parasols (A Siesta)
  • Group (Siesta in a Swiss Wood)
  • John Singer Sargent Painting a Watercolor in the Simplon Pass
  • John Singer Sargent Arranging Models in a Mountain Setting
  • Man Fishing
  • Ships at Palma (Yachts at Anchor, Palma de Majorca)
  • A Tent in the Rockies
  • The Bathers
  • Muddy Alligators
  • Broad Cove, Appledore
  • Cape Cod in Autumn
  • Bathers, New England
  • Jane Peterson
  • The Pier, Edgartown
  • Alice Schille
  • Bow Sprit
  • Heirlooms
  • Christmas Shoppers, Madison Square
  • Wooded Landscape with Pond
  • Two Cats
  • Windshield Mirror
  • Max Weber
  • Nude Woman in Landscape
  • Man Ray
  • Interior
  • Generation
  • Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait—with Watercolor Box
  • Evening Star, No. II
  • Evening Star, No. VII
  • Sunrise
  • Tyrol Series, No. 7
  • Municipal Building, New York
  • The Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge
  • Charles Demuth and Georgia O'Keeffe
  • In Vaudeville (Dancer with Chorus)
  • Red-Roofed Houses
  • Still Life: Apples and Green Glass
  • Tulips—Suspended Forms
  • Backyards in Spring
  • Backyards in Spring, detail
  • Haskell's House
  • Coming Storm
  • Charleston
  • Paint and Varnish Manufacture as Conducted by the F.W. Devoe & Company, New York
  • Raw Materials for Watercolor
  • Hand-ground watercolor paint in shells
  • Watercolor cake in foil packaging
  • Watercolor cake
  • Edward Greene Malbone's ivory painting case
  • Watercolor box belonging to Thomas Eakins
  • Watercolor box label, detail
  • Green verditer watercolor cake
  • Watercolor box
  • Watercolor box owned by Winslow Homer
  • Moist watercolor pans
  • Rose madder moist tube from John Singer Sargent's studio
  • Natural versus synthesized ultramarine pigment
  • Watercolor pigments available in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Color Form 2 (Night), detail
  • A Venetian Trattoria, detail
  • Chinese white in tubes and bottles
  • View of the Waterworks at Fairmount, detail
  • Bermuda, detail
  • Genuine and synthetic madder lake watercolor
  • John Singer Sargent's moist watercolors in tubes
  • Bermuda, detail
  • Watercolor set
  • Prang Watercolor set "No. 8
  • Prang Watercolor set "No. 8
  • Trompe l'oeil
  • Watercolor brushes used by Winslow Homer
  • Watercolor brushes and scraper used by John Singer Sargent
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~This catalogue and the exhibition it accompanies make the argument that watercolor—as a medium and a mode of expression—holds an important place in the history of American art. After reading Kathleen A. Foster’s account of the American watercolor movement, which took root and then flourished after 1860 and remained an important aspect...
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~The history of watercolor painting in the United States divides neatly...
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The brief life of the country’s first society to promote watercolor painting, formed in 1850 and moribund by 1856, forecasts the liabilities and assets inherited by the pioneers of the American watercolor movement...
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John Ruskin, letter to the London Times, April 14, 1886; reprinted in J. C. Robinson, J. D. Linton, et al., Eight and Water-Colours: A Series of Letters Addressed to the Editor of “The Times” (London: G. Parnell, 1887), and widely circulated in the popular manual by J. Scott Taylor, A Descriptive Handbook of Modern...
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~In late November 1866, a call went out to all American artists and amateurs interested in forming a group devoted to...
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Revitalized in 1872, the American Watercolor Society (AWS) took steps to build interest by bravely renting all the third-floor galleries of the National Academy of Design for their annual exhibition in 1873...
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~As the American Watercolor Society (AWS) struggled to find its footing in the early 1870s, the landscape school of the founders—Albert Fitch Bellows, Samuel Colman, William Craig, William Hart, James Smillie, and others described in chapters 3 and 4—tried to assimilate in short order two...
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~While landscape artists dominated the exhibitions of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) at the outset, the next wave of arrivals would come from the realm of figure painting. Evidently drawn by the attention given to the expanded exhibition of 1873, many new names submitted work in...
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~Not all of the figure painters drawn to the water-color exhibition around 1874 were equally involved in illustration, or equally committed to the narrative-based, English tradition seen in the work of Edwin Austin Abbey and John La Farge, introduced in the previous chapter. Winslow Homer, raised as an illustrator, would quit the business in 1874; Thomas Eakins, an...
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~“This is a decorative age,” said an American artist to his friends in 1877. “We should do something decorative, if we would not be behind...
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The third growth spurt of the American Society of Painters in Water Colors, like the first two, was launched by an especially large and stimulating exhibition that drew yet more attention from the press and a wave of new talent...
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In 1882 the American Watercolor Society (AWS) enjoyed its most exhilarating moments of success, and suffered its most rancorous moments of change...
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~Childe Hassam’s bold watercolors made on the Isles of Shoals in 1892 (see p. 236) appear all the more striking when measured against the panorama of landscape work by...
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The watercolor vogue peaked in 1882, when the number of entries rejected from the annual exhibition of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) sparked a “Salon des Refuses” and a tempest over the management of the show...
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Impressionism, as demonstrated by Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir in oil, watercolor, and pastel, coexisted with Tonalism...
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~The death of Winslow Homer in 1910 inspired tributes, reminiscences, and a celebration of his...
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The mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century was an exciting time in the development of artists’ materials in Europe and the United States. A new generation of colorants, papers, and other materials offered artists, illustrators, and designers innovative ways to express their vision. An understanding of these materials deepens our appreciation of their work, pulling us into the moment of...
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Description: American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
This list was drawn from the catalogue of the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition and from the minutes of the Society for the Promotion of Painting in Water Colors (also known as the New York Water Color Society [NYWCS]), in the collection of the New-York Historical Society. With the exception of Falconer and Hart, all the artists listed were involved with printmaking, illustration, or photography...
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This list includes members elected from 1867 to 1922, the year after the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the New York Water Color Club began to exhibit together. The list was compiled using four sources: for dates from 1866 to 1913, American Watercolor Society records,...
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Chronology of the American Watercolor Movement
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~For a review of the literature, see Kathleen A. Foster, “Writing the History of American Watercolors and Drawings,” in Wilmerding et al., American Art in the Princeton University Art Museum, vol. i, pp. 49–60 (see below), drawing attention to the most important museum collection...
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~If not specified, the dimensions of the works on paper refer to their supports (sheets of paper, artist boards, etc.). For explanation of the supports and materials, see Nancy Ash et al., Descriptive Terminology for Works of Art on Paper: Guidelines for the Accurate and Consistent...
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~This project was a long time building. I discovered the American watercolor movement as a graduate student, preparing an exhibition of the work of Edwin Austin Abbey at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1973. Abbey’s sudden celebrity in 1882 at the exhibition of the American Watercolor Society changed his career and gave me pause: something was...
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~Photographs were supplied by the owners and/or the following:
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