- The artist’s treatment of the huge, gaping cliff face captures the viewer’s attention and overwhelms the details of the buildings and bridges along the river’s edge.
- The Impressionists’ interest in light effects can be seen in the play of glowing colors on the cliff, even though Garber chose to render the scene tightly and deliberately, with a firm composition and less bravura brushwork than many of his fellow American Impressionists in this gallery.
- Garber was part of a group of painters called the “New Hope Group” after nearby New Hope, Pennsylvania. Like many of his contemporaries, he applied Impressionist technique to American subjects, particularly the quarries near his home.
Gift of the artist to the Art Museum, John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1955.