The Champion Single Sculls (Max Schmitt in a Single Scull), Thomas Eakins
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link.
One of Eakins’ fascinating exercises in river surface perspective on the Schuylkill River here in Philadelphia. This area of the river is still commonly used for sculling, though the bridges and the banks of the river have been altered since Eakins’ time.
Eakins painted a series of compositions with similar themes. He himself was a sculling enthusiast, and has here depicted himself rowing in the scull beyond Schmitt’s.