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At the River's Bend (On the River II)

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

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Lilla Cabot Perry
American, 1848–1933

About this artwork

Lilla Cabot Perry anchored this sensitive study of an alert figure, modeled by her daughter Edith, in a sun-dappled view of the Epte River. Staccato brushstrokes of bright pigments capture the scintillating effects of the surrounding landscape. Perry was one of the first American artists to embrace Impressionism. She studied in Boston and then Paris, where in 1889 she encountered the work of Claude Monet, leading to a friendship with him and numerous summer stays in Giverny. She painted this canvas there in 1895, showcasing her experimentation with form, technique, and color. Garnering an international reputation as an artist, Perry was also an early advocate of modern art in her native Boston.


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Arts of the Americas


Lilla Cabot Perry


At the River's Bend (On the River II)


Giverny (Object made in)




Oil on canvas


Signed, lower right: L. C. Perry


65.5 × 81.5 cm (25 13/16 × 32 1/8 in.)

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Partial gift of Abbot W. and Marcia L. Vose; through prior bequest of Arthur Rubloff; through prior gift of James D. Thornton, Mrs. Abram Poole, and Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge; through prior bequest of Celia Schmidt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize Fund; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Wacker Endowment Fund

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