While Henry Bacon’s academic approach to genre painting gradually fell out of favor with the arrival of Impressionism, his embrace of watercolor following a trip to Egypt in 1897 served him well; in addition to being easily portable during his travels, which included stays in Greece and in Italy, as seen in Flags, St. Mark’s, Venice, the medium helped capture the pure light of these Mediterranean regions in a fresh way and helped reinvigorate his career.
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Private collection, Eastham, Massachusetts
With Vose Galleries, Boston, inventory no. 29902, April 1990
To private collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 1990 to present
Previous Vose Galleries label, inventory no. 29902