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Two Canal Children on the Deck of a Barge


Painting features two small children emerging from an open door on a barge. The hull of the boat is brown wood, while the walls on board are white with green trim. One child stands, holding the other child from behind and looking toward the other, while the other child looks out over the deck. The blue cloudy sky is reflected in the window of the barge. A mass of rope and buckets take of the left-hand side of the composition.


circa 1915-1920


Watercolor and graphite on paper


12 H x 16 W inches

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Signed, "J. Wellington" in the lower right corner.

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Gift of Melvin E. Schmidt

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