Summer's Day

Summer's Day. Frederick George Cotman (1850-1920). Signed and dated 1874. Oil on canvas, 7.75 x 12 inches. [Detail: the artist in his boat.] Click on image to enlarge it.

As the Maas Gallery site points out, “Like his uncle John Sell Cotman, the Norwich School watercolourist, Frederick's work has a strong 'sense of place' about it. Although his large compositions can be awkward, his early plein air pictures of the countryside surrounding his native Ipswich possess a confident harmony. An artist sits in a punt under a parasol, painting the scene.”

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Created 8 February 2015