Summer~ July 19

Summertime  by  Mary Cassatt

1894 / Oil on canvas / 39 5/8”x32”
Terra Foundation for American Art

“In several paintings dating to the early 1890s the artist placed her typical figures in boats. Summertime is directly related to an identically titled canvas (about 1894; Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles), which features the same woman and girl seen from a greater distance, with more of the rowboat and a bit of the shore visible. Because the surface of that painting reflects a less spontaneous application of paint, scholars have suggested that the Terra painting was executed first.”

1894 / Oil on canvas / 29”x37.9” / Hammer Museum