Feb 2, 2009



ca. 1893

Joseph Pennell

(American, 1857–1926)

Pen and ink

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Clark 1961.271



In this delicate view of the French suburban town Charenton-le-Pont, on the right bank of the Seine, tiny boats, suggested by a few pen and ink lines, glide under a bridge. The striking, reflective surface of the water is suggested by the bright white of the paper. Pennell executed a number of panoramic views of Paris in 1893. The linear quality of this drawing suggests that this may have been a preliminary study for an etching which was never executed.

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Pen and ink

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