Deserted Wharf (The Old Mill at Cos Cob)

Deserted Wharf (The Old Mill at Cos Cob)


John Henry Twachtman

(American, 1853-1902)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 61.5 x 51 cm (24 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Bequest of Julia Morgan Marlatt 1942.122



In 1892, John Twachtman, one of the most imaginative of the American Impressionists, established a summer colony at Cos Cob, Connecticut. This painting depicts the Holley Mill near Cos Cob. Unlike the French Impressionists, who tended to analyze the effects of light and color in a scene, Twachtman was interested in expressing the pure poetry of color and his emotional response to the changes he observed in nature.

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