Location: Liguria, Italy
Dimensions: 26 cm x 39.5 cm
The figures appear to be washing clothes in the river experiencing the brilliant light and colour of the riviera. The buildings on the far river bank are bathed in sunlight and depicted in an impressionist manner. The spontaneity of the figures, which have individuality, bring life to the composition. The subtle tonal manipulation gives recession and was essential to the success of the picture. The setting may well have been the Torrente Nervia in Liguria, Italy.