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Summer time' magnificently demonstrates Rupert Bunny’s skill as a draughtsman and his masterful handling of large-scale composition. Exhibited at the New Salon in 1907, the painting epitomises the leisured spirit of the ‘Belle Époque’, elegantly capturing seven voluptuous women lounging inside a bathhouse, sipping iced tea and inhaling the intoxicating scent of freshly plucked roses. Bunny modelled each of the figures on his wife Jeanne Morel, who sat for numerous paintings from this period.

Details

  • Title: Summer time
  • Creator: Rupert Bunny
  • Date Created: circa 1907
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 250.0 x 300.5 cm stretcher; 301.2 x 352.0 x 11.0 cm frame
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchased 1928
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Signature & Date: Signed l.r. corner, yellow ochre oil "Rupert C.W. Bunny.". Not dated.
  • Object Other Titles: Summertime; En été; Summer; The bathers; A summer morning; A summer's morning
  • Artist Country: Australia, France

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