Period: American Impressionism
Medium: Oil on masonite panel
Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. (34.3 x 38.7 cm)
Marks: No signature visible.
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Fred Kammeier. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Iowa State University, Knoll
Marvin Cone was a childhood and life-long friend of Grant Wood. They traveled, painted and were influential to each other. In 1920 the hometown painters traveled to Paris. Cone had been in France as a soldier in World War I. Living in a pension on the Square de l'Abeille, Boulevard, Port-Royal, they did not attend any formal classes, but instead painted on thier ownthrough the hot days of July into August. It is during this visit that "Deep Water" and "Poplars in Mist" were painted and reflects an influence of Impressionism, which was highly and widely regarded at the time.