Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

Niagara Falls

ca. 1880

Arthur Parton

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Title

Niagara Falls

Date

ca. 1880

Artist

Description

Little is known about Arthur Parton's watercolor activities, although he did exhibit regularly with the American Watercolor Society beginning in 1880. Depicting one of America's most sublime and popular landscape subjects, this ambitious picture provides a good example of an exhibition watercolor. Its highly textured surface—created with opaque paints—approximates the material and atmospheric effects Parton achieved in his oil paintings.

Descriptive medium: Transparent and opaque watercolor on cream, thick, moderately textured wove paper

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Location

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Country

Continent

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Pinpoint

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Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

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