DREAM RIVER AT GIVERNY
THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES
Touch us gently, Time!
Let us glide down thy stream
Gently,—-as we sometimes glide
Through a quiet dream.
Bryan Walter Procter, Poems of Home
American Impressionist John Leslie Breck (1860-1899) returned often to Giverny, the home and inspiration of Claude Monet. Like several of his countrymen, Breck was greatly influenced by Monet and landscape surrounding the village, particularly the Epte River, which was a favorite painting site of the French artist. British poet and lawyer Bryan Walter Procter (1787-1874), who wrote under the pseudonym of Barry Cornwall, might have gained more recognition for his works if he had been able to devote himself full time to artistic expression.
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