Congenial Spirits: Intercontinental

West Parlor

John Sloan's The Wake of the Ferry II (left) and Gustave Courbet's Rocks at Mouthier (right) in the West Parlor. (Photo by Amy Wike)

Duncan Phillips saw American modern artists as equal to their European counterparts and often installed their works side by side. The house parlors are currently hung in this spirit, with American painter John Sloan’s The Wake of the Ferry II (1907)¬† alongside¬† French artist Gustave Courbet’s Rocks at Mouthier (c. 1855).