TWACHTMAN, John Henry
(b. 1853, Cincinnati, d. 1902, Gloucester)
Oil on canvas, 152 x 200 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Twachtman painted in Paris the present landscape, which pictures a river scene at Arques-la-Bataille, a town four miles southeast of Dieppe, where the Bethune and two other streams flow together to form the Arques River. The subdued colours and calligraphic elements show strong evidence of the influence of James McNeill Whistler and of Japanese prints.