Summer Scene (Scène d’été)

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Scène d’été, or Summer Scene, is an oil on canvas painting by Frédéric Bazille, completed in 1869, a year before his death in 1870, and now in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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SKU: TRG-PRINT-INET-000206 Categories: , Tag: Artist: Bazille, Frederic


The impressionist painting depicts young men dressed in swimsuits having a leisurely day along the banks of Lez river near Montpellier. Bazille achieved the look he wanted for the painting by first drawing the human figures in his Paris studio and then transporting the drawings to the outdoor setting. Like his earlier painting Réunion de famille (1850), Scène d’été captured friends and family members in the outdoors and was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1870.

It may have been an inspiration for Thomas Eakins’ The Swimming Hole (1885), as Eakins was in Paris in 1870 and could have seen Bazille’s painting.

Scène d’été, (last visited Aug. 5, 2022).

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