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This painting depicts a well-known swimming hole on the Deerfield River near the artist's home at The Bars, Deerfield, Massachusetts. When this was painted, the artist, George Fuller (1822-1884), was living in New York City. His sketchbook, though, shows a watercolor and graphite image of this scene taken from life in the summer of 1854, when he came home to visit. Fuller placed a group of bathers on the rocks, perhaps remembering the swimming days of his youth. In 1859, his father died and Fuller came back to run the family's farm.


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Red Rock

artist   George Fuller (1822-1884)
date   c. 1855
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   11.37"
width   17.5"
process/materials   oil on canvas
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1995.11.495

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George Fuller's easel

George Fuller (1822-1884)

George Fuller (1822-1884) Studio

Fuller House, "The Bars"

"George Fuller, His Life & Works - A Memorial"

Fuller Family

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