In the Summerhouse

  • George Tooker, In the Summerhouse, 1958, egg tempera on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.100

Exhibition Label
Like his friends Paul Cadmus and Bernard Perlin, Tooker painted in egg tempura. In the Summerhouse shows two young women surrounded by a lattice framework. The Japanese lanterns they hold cast a warm light on their arms and faces. The nocturnal scene is gentle, the serene enclosure a refuge from the night.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
In the Summerhouse
Artist
Date
1958
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 x 24 in. (61.0 x 61.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
egg tempera on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – season – summer
  • Figure group – female
  • Object – furniture – lamp
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – house
Object Number
1986.6.100
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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