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One of the most compelling features in 'Boboli Gardens' is the manner in which Sargent used strokes of white impasto to depict water spilling from the fountains. The watercolor is opaquely painted, with zinc white mixed into most of the colors. Although it is difficult to see, there is extensive graphite underdrawing in this work. The underdrawing for the arm and back of the figure on the right fountain does not correspond to that of the final painting.
Descriptive medium: Opaque and translucent watercolor with graphite underdrawing
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