Interspersed among the comments on New York life and topography were figure studies by Davies (left). His
Birth of Tragedy shows his familiarity with two late 19th-century bellwethers, Cézanne and Nietzsche. Walter Pach, who assisted Davies in selecting paintings in Paris, paid similar homage to Renoir with his Reader.
American Watercolors, Drawings, etc.
MacRae, also involved in organizing the Armory Show, and Childe Hassam exhibited pastels that reflected their retreat from New York to the artist's colony in Cos Cobb, a section of Greenwich, Connecticut. The colony, visited mostly by American Impressionists, flourished from 1890 to about 1920. MacRae continued living in Greenwich at the Bush-Holley House until his death in 1955.