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John Henry Twachtman
On the Terrace
about 1890–1900
oil
25 1/4 x 30 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



John Henry Twachtman depicted his wife, Martha, and three of their children in the garden of their home in Greenwich, Connecticut. Dressed in white and bathed in sunlight, the figures suggest an idealized scene of domestic harmony amid the carefully tended flowers.