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Storm Clouds

Item

Title

Storm Clouds

Creator

George Harvey
English, active United States, c. 1800–1878

Date

1877

Materials

Watercolor on paper

Description

In 1820, George Harvey arrived in the United States, where he excelled at rendering the effects of weather in a precise watercolor style that made novel use of stippling, a demanding technique of close-set dots. This late work is reminiscent of his so-called Atmospheric Landscapes (c. 1836–40), an ambitious series of forty watercolors devoted to specific regions of North America at different times of day and under varying meteorological conditions. His reputation today rests almost entirely on that project, and few examples by the artist exist after 1840, making the rare watercolor on view here especially intriguing.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.143

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.