Mother and Child in a Boat, Edmund Charles Tarbell
I had the pleasure of seeing this in person as part of a show of Tarbell’s work that visited the Delaware Art Museum back in 2002, and it’s striking, even amid Tarbell’s other beautiful work. The word “painterly” doesn’t do the textural paint handling justice.
For more, see my previous posts on Edmund Tarbell (linked below).
The museum’s website points out that Tarbell’s composition and subject here may have taken inspiration form Sargent’s Two Women Asleep in a Punt under the Willows.