Indian Summer

  • Kenyon Cox, Indian Summer, 1887, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing, 1983.114.8

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Kenyon Cox made a series of studies of nude, fleshy women posed in green fields. He evaded the charge of indecency by casting his nudes in poetic roles, which took them from everyday life into the world of myth. But his audiences continued to object, and Cox retaliated by complaining that the American public simply “misunderstood” high art, a feeling shared by other members of his artistic circle.

Title
Indian Summer
Artist
Date
1887
On View
Dimensions
29 3/4 x 14 7/8 in. (75.6 x 37.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Ambrose Lansing

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – nude
  • Landscape – season – autumn
  • Figure female – full length
  • Allegory – season – autumn
Object Number
1983.114.8
Palette
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