Summer in 19th Century Painting

If you have a moment, let us take a stroll through the world of painting and experience summer as the artists of the 19th century saw it, from Edouard Manet to Edward Charles Williams.

The following paintings all evoke summer in one way or other, even if summer was not necessarily their chief subject.

Some of them remind us that summer was not a season of ease for everyone. Others will make us wonder whether those hatted and parasoled women were not a little warm under their very proper dresses.

Step by step, picture by picture, let us begin.

(Click on an image to enlarge it.)

Do you have a favorite? Why?

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