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The White Bridge

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.


after 1895


John Henry Twachtman
American, 1853–1902

About this artwork

The White Bridge depicts Horseneck Brook, which traversed John Henry Twachtman’s Connecticut property. The artist painted at least six versions of the bridge over the course of six years; however, its shape is slightly different in each work. Twachtman may have altered the actual bridge or simply changed its appearance in each painting. Loosely rendered with feathery brushstrokes of green and rich brown, and incorporating expanses of unprimed canvas, this scene captures the rapid growth and verdant blossoming of spring.


On View, Gallery 171


Arts of the Americas


John Henry Twachtman


The White Bridge


Connecticut (Place depicted)

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Oil on canvas


Signed, lower left: "J. H. Twachtman"


75 × 75 cm (29 1/2 × 29 1/2 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

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