Three Girls and River

  • Louis M. Eilshemius, Three Girls and River, 1907, oil on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Louis and Annette Kaufman, 1980.34.3

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Louis M. Eilshemius is best known for his romanticized and often erotically charged landscapes that contain nude women or nymphs. In Three Girls and River, three nude women relax in a bucolic setting with lush trees and a babbling river. The figures seem to be together, but they do not interact and appear blissfully uninhibited by each other and their surroundings. By placing the dreamlike figures in a picturesque yet familiar setting, Eilshemius blurred the line between reality and fantasy.

Title
Three Girls and River
Artist
Date
1907
On View
Dimensions
23 x 27 in. (58.5 x 68.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Louis and Annette Kaufman

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river
  • Figure group – female
Object Number
1980.34.3
Palette
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