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A Holiday

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1915

Artist:

Edward Henry Potthast
American, 1857–1927

About this artwork

A Holiday depicts one of the beach scenes for which Edward Henry Potthast was best known. Capturing a quintessentially Impressionist setting—a sun-dappled landscape with women and children enjoying leisure time—the artist also utilized the movement’s technique of broken brushwork and the use of brilliant colors. In the painting the children converse and frolic at the water’s edge on a windy day. There is nothing threatening about the waves or wind; indeed, Potthast’s paintings were both praised and criticized for presenting nothing other than a pleasant, innocent, and optimistic view.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Edward Henry Potthast

Title

A Holiday

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

c. 1915

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower left: E. Potthast

Dimensions

76.4 × 101.8 cm (30 1/8 × 40 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1915.560

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