About this artwork
Lilla Cabot Perry anchored this sensitive study of an alert figure, modeled by her daughter Edith, in a sun-dappled view of the Epte River. Staccato brushstrokes of bright pigments capture the scintillating effects of the surrounding landscape. Perry was one of the first American artists to embrace Impressionism. She studied in Boston and then Paris, where in 1889 she encountered the work of Claude Monet, leading to a friendship with him and numerous summer stays in Giverny. She painted this canvas there in 1895, showcasing her experimentation with form, technique, and color. Garnering an international reputation as an artist, Perry was also an early advocate of modern art in her native Boston.
- Lilla Cabot Perry
- At the River's Bend (On the River II)
- Oil on canvas
- Signed, lower right: L. C. Perry
- 64.8 × 81.3 cm (25 1/2 × 32 in.)
- Partial gift of Abbot W. and Marcia L. Vose; through prior bequest of Arthur Rubloff; through prior gift of James D. Thornton, Mrs. Abram Poole, and Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge; through prior bequest of Celia Schmidt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Wacker Endowment Fund