The Garden Wall (1910). John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Translucent and opaque watercolor, with wax resist, over graphite on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Evan Charteris wrote in 1927: To live with Sargent’s water-colours is to live with sunshine captured and held, with the luster of a bright and legible world, ‘the refluent shade’ and ‘the Ambient ardours of the noon.’