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Artist
George Hitchcock
Title
Blue Door
Date
n. d.
Medium
body color, watercolor and gouache on wove paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 12 7/8 × 9 5/8 inches (32.7 × 24.4 cm)Framed: 22 1/2 × 19 3/8 × 1 1/8 inches (57.2 × 49.2 × 2.9 cm)
Tags
Painting
Credit Line
Gift of Gari Melchers.
Accession Number
1908.9
George Hitchcock was born into a patrician family in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University in 1872 and then attended Harvard Law School, practicing law for several years before deciding in 1879 to move to Europe to pursue a career in art. He worked and studied in London, Paris, The Hague, and Düsseldorf until 1883, when he settled in the Egmonds, a cluster of villages on the North Sea in Holland. There, he worked closely alongside artist Gari Melchers, who donated these two watercolors to the Telfair in 1908.