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Homer Dodge Martin
Evening on the Thames
about 1876
18 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans

Homer Dodge Martin painted this work during his travels to England, depicting the Thames River that winds through London past the Houses of Parliament silhouetted on the left. On this trip Martin met the artist James McNeill Whistler, who influenced his use of horizontal bands of color and loose brush strokes.