Eustis Estate

Waiting. Morning Effect. Venice. 1885

Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862–1938) turned an early aptitude for drawing into a successful career and an enduring reputation. He trained at the Boston Museum School and then traveled to Europe to attend the Académie Julien in Paris. During his time in Europe, Tarbell visited Venice and stayed for three months, exploring the city and drawing its buildings and people. Although an early example of Tarbell’s work, this painting already shows his skill at rendering the dark rich colors of early morning and his mastery at conveying the water’s glassy surface.