of Art, New York
95.9 x 96.5 cm
(37 3/4 by
local / The
A piece of
brilliant execution. The first impression is that of actual blinding
and shadow among the eucalyptus stems of a southern forest; one is
in the hot atmosphere; the dazing effect on the brain, the coming
are admirably suggested. It is only after some time that you make out
the tangle of lights and forms of two deer and of a naked hermit
among the rocks. . . .
which he took with him on this trip and painted twice in this picture.
His friend, Henry Tonks pokes fun at his manipulating the scene in his
own caricature of "Sargent Sketching in the Alps".
(Lawrence Binyon, "New
English Art Club," The Saturday Review, 107, May 29, 1909, P. 684)
Sketching in the Alps
as it hung in the Met