"The center of interest in this rather dramatic composition is a large dark spot, the heavily shaded rectangle near the center. This has been surrounded by four dark window openings and the shaded section at the lower right to steal some of its importance and prevent too insistent concentration on it."
Fred Whitaker, "Whitaker on Watercolor", Van Nortrand Reinhold, New York, 1963.


  • Title: Belem Tower
  • Creator: Frederic Whitaker, 27.5 x 22 in. Watercolor, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
  • Creator Lifespan: 1891/1980
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: La Jolla, California
  • Creator Birth Place: Providence, R.I
  • Date: 1956/1956
  • Date Created: 1956
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://whitakerwatercolors.org/

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