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Sunbeam and Summer Shower
Sunbeam and Summer Shower

Photo credit: De Morgan Collection

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Oil sketch for an uncompleted larger painting.

The Sunbeam, in the personification of a young woman draped in gold, sits on a rock, shrinking away from the oncoming shower. Above her, the sky is blue and clear. From the left approaches the Summer Shower, a woman draped in dark blue and pink, casting a shadow over the land and the sea as she comes. Her draperies melt into rainclouds and raindrops. A rainbow lies between her rain and the little sunbeam.
Title

Sunbeam and Summer Shower

Date

1910–1914

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 25.5 x W 40.8 cm

Accession number

P_EDM_0051

Acquisition method

gift

Work type

Painting

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De Morgan Collection

England

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