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William Bruce Ellis Ranken : Water Lilies
William Bruce Ellis Ranken (Water Lilies)

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Artist: William Bruce Ellis Ranken
Title: Water Lilies
Year: 1910
Media: Oil on canvas, 34 x 46 1/4 inches
Description: Signed and dated at lower right (impressed in wet paint): “W B E Ranken/1910”
EXHIBITED (probably): Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London (August 1910), no. 363

Like Sargent, Ranken was equally adept at painting oils and watercolors. Both artists had profitable careers as portrait painters but also painted dazzling landscapes for their own pleasure. In this informal rendering of water lilies, Rankin takes pleasure in manipulating paint to capture the scintillating effects of bright sunlight on moving water and wind-blown foliage, much as Sargent did in such contemporaneous works as Alpine Pool (1909; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and Val d’Aosta: A Man Fishing (c. 1910; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover)

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Inventory: RS 5499
  
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