• Watercolor painting of small boats and larger boat

    Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) 
    Before a Yacht, 1875
    Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper
    8 1/8 x 10 9/16 in. (20.7 x 26.8 cm)
    Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.1964

    Morisot captures the transitory effects of nature in this virtuoso sheet. She suggests the rocking motion of the boats and the atmospheric bright sunlight that filters through the air.  

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