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Title: For “Les Labours”
Date: ca. 1920
Medium: Watercolor and pencil
Dimensions: 9 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches (23.8 x 30.8 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the Ernest I. White, Class of 1893, Endowment Fund, the Peter B. Ruppe Memorial Purchase Fund, and through the generosity of Margaret and Frank Robinson
Object Number: 2006.052.002
Label Text: This work shows the wide variation of brushwork and feeling that can be achieved with watercolor.

Marchand was an artist associated with the Bloomsbury group in London and was included in both of the Postimpressionist exhibitions organized by Roger Fry at the Grafton Galleries in 1910 and 1912. Like the artist Stanley Roy Badmin, he used pencil lines, but they are merely suggestions for the swath of a much larger brush across the paper, with its watery trail of washes giving the scene an immediacy and vibrancy. (“Drawing the Line: 150 Years of European Artists on Paper," curated by Nancy E. Green and presented at the Johnson Museum January 20–June 10, 2018)

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