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Weber, F. William b. 1890  Search this
Oil on canvas
Ca. 1912
Spasovic, Lazar N., 2006.
(Lower left:) F. William Weber signed
International Exhibition of Modern Art, New York, 1913, (no. 6).
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
A French coastal scene depicting a view of a bridge across the Seine from the village of Vernonnet (located on the right bank of the Seine) toward the town of Vernon, with the tower of Notre Dame of Vernon visible in the town center. At Vernon, there is a beach dotted with bathers. (The village of Giverny where Monet painted is several miles up the Seine on the Vernonnet side.) In the left foreground there is an old mill, and nearby two men are in a rowboat moored next to a river barge. Out on the water, a tugboat travels up the river toward a stone bridge that has an iron section in the middle. (The stone bridge built in 1860 was blown up in 1872 during the French-Prussian war, and the damaged section was replaced with the an iron structure.) The painting is done with broken brush strokes in bright colors creating a wonderful "crushed jewels" effect.
Landscape--France--Vernonnet  Search this
Landscape--France--Vernon  Search this
Landscape--River--Seine River  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Tugboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Rowboat  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Barge  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Mill  Search this
Control number:
IAP 9E260010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums