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John Henry Twachtman
The Torrent
about 1900
oil
25 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans



The view of Horseneck Falls behind his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, was one of John Henry Twachtman's favorite scenes, and he painted it time and again. When he first visited the spot in 1889 he exclaimed, “This is it!” and immediately purchased the seventeen-acre farm that would inspire his art for the rest of his life.