Hollyhocks

William J. Forsyth (American, 1854-1935)

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  • The sketchbooks in this case underscore Steele’s and Forsyth’s dedication to close observation of the many moods and details of the natural world, as seen in their paintings.
  • Forsyth’s Hollyhocks is in a sketchbook filled with numerous springtime flower studies alongside quick sketches of farmers sowing fields. They reveal an interest in both the floral and human activities of springtime. Steele’s tree-lined sketch speaks to his nearby painting, Winter in Munich, and the tree-lined German roads that he sketched and painted under various conditions in the 1880s.

Object Information

artist
William J. Forsyth (American, 1854-1935)
creation date
1892-1893
materials
charcoal heightened with watercolor on gray-green paper
dimensions
8-1/2 x 11 in. (sheet)
series
Indiana Landscape Sketchbook
accession number
1985.67.10
credit line
Museum accession
copyright
© The Estates of William J. and Constance Forsyth
copyright
Public Domain
Courtesy the Estates of William J. and Constance Forsyth
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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