Castleknock Castle, Castleknock, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
A watercolor specialist for virtually his entire career, the Boston artist Dodge MacKnight pushed the medium's potential for high-key color and the summary description of form in transparent washes. Brilliant, airy landscapes like this one were highly prized by his primary audience in Boston—a public that by 1900 was exceptionally receptive to the progressive Impressionist aesthetic. In the eyes of his admirers, MacKnight was no less than an equal to the revered John Singer Sargent.
Descriptive medium: Transparent watercolor with touches of opaque watercolor over graphite on white, moderately thick, rough-textured wove paper
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