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Arthur Wesley Dow

(American, 1857–1922)

Bend in a River

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Object Details

Artist

Arthur Wesley Dow

Date

ca. 1898

Medium

Color woodcut

Dimensions

Image: 9 × 2 1/8 inches (22.9 × 5.4 cm)
Sheet: 12 3/4 × 4 1/4 inches (32.4 × 10.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Esther and Robert J. Doherty

Object
Number

98.051.002

Arthur Dow was brought up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he would eventually set up a summer schoo(…)

Arthur Dow was brought up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he would eventually set up a summer school which he ran from 1891 to 1907. The town and its surrounding dunes and marsh views was the subject of many works, including Bend in the River. Discovering Japanese woodcuts, Dow began to experiment in this medium, and had his first show in 1895 in the Japanese corridor of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston. (“Highlights from the Collection: 45 Years at the Johnson,” curated by Stephanie Wiles and presented at the Johnson Museum January 27–July 22, 2018)

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