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Title

Summer time

(circa 1907)

Artist

Rupert Bunny

Australia, France

29 Sep 1864 - 25 May 1947

Alternate image of Summer time by Rupert Bunny
Alternate image of Summer time by Rupert Bunny
  • Details

    Other Titles
    Summertime
    En été
    Summer
    The bathers
    A summer morning
    A summer's morning
    Place where the work was made
    Paris France
    Date
    (circa 1907)
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    250.0 x 300.5 cm stretcher; 301.2 x 352.0 x 11.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. corner, yellow ochre oil "Rupert C.W. Bunny.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1928
    Location
    19th c Australian art
    Accession number
    540
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Rupert Bunny

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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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Paris

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 20 publications

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