"Max Schmitt in a Single Scull" ( Thomas Eakins ) Descriptive Essay by The Research Group

"Max Schmitt in a Single Scull" ( Thomas Eakins )
Analyzes 1871 American portrait's subject, theme, composition, color and light.
# 13321 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting)

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"Thomas Eakins painted Max Schmitt in a Single Scull in 1871. The painting is oil on canvas and measures 32 1/4" by 46 1/4". It is currently owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The painting shows Schmitt seated in a long, narrow rowing shell, or scull. The scull sits in the middle of a river, and is located at the center of the lower half of the painting. Schmitt looks back over his shoulder toward the viewer. Beyond Schmitt the river bank appears on either side of the painting, and is covered with trees that either have fall colors or have lost their leaves. Some houses are also visible on the bank. At the horizon an iron bridge crosses the river. On the river another rower is shown beyond Schmitt, pulling on the outspread oars of his scull. Closer to the bridge there is also a long, low, red boat with a few people seated in it. Under the bridge and beyond.."

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