Late Summer Interiors



Late summer. The best light. Golden, slanted, warm.  









The Drawing Room of Lansdowne House, 1766-75 originally in London.  Designed b y Robert Adam, 1728-92, Scottish. Painted decoration and gilding were executed by Italian craftsmen.  Philadelphia Art Museum

Research a few years ago led to the repainting in this astonishingly daring colour scheme.  








Details of The Floor Scrapers (Les raboteurs de parquet), 1876, oil on canvas. 

 Gustave Caillebotte, 1848-1894, French.  Loaned by the Musée d’Orsay, Paris to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2009.







Hortensia (Hydrangea), 1884, oil on canvas. 

Ferdinand Khnopff, 1858-1921, Belgian.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY





The Golden Screen, 1898, oil on canvas.

  Edmund C. Tarbell, 1862-1938, American.   Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia







Pansies, c. 1903, oil on paper mounted on paperboard, an detail.  Henri Matisse, 1869-1954.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY







Interior with Woman at Piano, and detail, 1912, oil on canvas.  Arthur B. Carles, 1882-1952, American.  The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC








Simultaneous Windows (2nd Motif, 1st Part), 1912, oil on canvas, and detail. 

Robert Delaunay, 1885-1941, French.  Solomon R. Guggenheim, NY






Josephine Knitting, 1916; oil on canvas. 

Edmund Tarbell, 1862-1938, American. 

Corcoran Collection of The National Gallery, Washington, DC.







Nude on Couch, 1924-26, oil on canvas, and detail. 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938, German. Philadelphia Art Museum







The Dusty Bottle, 1924, oil on canvas. 

N.C. Wyeth,  1882-1945, American.  Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania




Woman with Basket of Fruit, 1915-1918, oil on canvas.  

Pierre Bonnard, 1867-1947, French.  I don’t recall where this is.





Dining Room overlooking the Garden (The Breakfast Room), 1930-31, oil on canvas. 

Pierre Bonnard, 1867-1947, French.  MOMA, NY






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Seated Woman, c. 1940, oil and charcoal on Masonite, and detail.

Willem de Kooning, 1904-1997.  Philadelphia Art Museum






No 1. (Untitled), 1948, oil on canvas. 

Mark Rothko, 1903-1970, American born Latvia.  MOMA, NY 

The artist had begun to move away from organic forms to an exploration of space, colour and scale.  A year later the artist migrated to Color Field painting.







Cape Cod Morning, 1950, oil on canvas.  Edward Hopper, 1882, 1967, American.  Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC






A painting of a girl looking out onto a landscape.

Girl Looking at Landscape, 1957, oil on canvas.   

Richard Diebenkorn, 1922- 1993, American.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art








Girl in a Room, 1958, oil on canvas, and detail. 

Richard Diebenkorn, 1922-1993.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC





Untitled (Interior with Couch and Desk), oil on canvas, no date.  Jesse Drew-Bear, 1879-1962.

American born England.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia








A Woman in the Sun, 1961, oil on linen.

Edward Hopper, 1882-1967.  Whitney Museum of N. American Art, New York






Afternoon, colour woodcut, date unknown. 

Mitzi Melnicoff, American, 1922-1972.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia






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Pink Alert, and detail, 1966, acrylic on canvas. 

Jules Olitski, 1922-2007, American born the Soviet Union. Corcoran Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC









In early September, I cut the leaves of the scented geranium growing in a pot and place them in brandy with a little sugar.  It steeps until Christmas. I use it to moisten Christmas pudding if it has not already been completely drunk.





The kitchen of an old farmhouse in 2013 in the Ashokan Catskills, NY in late summer.  With loving thanks.





Mulberries which I picked several summers in the Ashokan Catskills, NY steeping in white wine for drinking.  With loving thanks.









Self-portrait with Albert, 1969, oil on linen. 

Edith Neff, 1943-1995, American.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia







The Piano Lesson (Homage to Mary Lou), 1983, colour lithograph on paper. 

Romare Bearden, 1911-1988, American.  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia from whose website this photo








Iris and Iced Coffee, 1985, watercolour over graphite, with details. 

Carolyn Brady, 1937-2005, American.  Baltimore Museum of Art

Photographic clarity in a medium difficult to work.








Interior with mobile, 1992, oil and magna on canvas. 

Roy Lichtenstein, 1923-1997, American.  MOMA, NY





Frolic, 1992, acrylic on paper. 

Bill Scott, American born 1956.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia






Frances Gallante Yellow Tablecloth 2002, Woodmere May 2015-1

Yellow Tablecloth, 2002, oil on canvas.

Frances Gallante, 1957-2015, American.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia






The Last Rose of Summer, 2005, chromogenic print inscribed in white ink. 

Duane Michals, American born 1932. Morgan Library and Museum, NY, 2019-2020





Frances Gallante Regina 2009, Woodmere May 2015-1

Frances Gallante Regina 2009, Woodmere May 2015-2

Regina, 2009,oil on canvas.   

Frances Gallante, 1957-2015, American.  Woodmere Museum of Art, Philadelphia







LG’s window, 2014, art on panel. 

Aubrey Levinthal, MFA graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art 2011.  Loaned to PAFA by an art gallery in 2015






An image included in an exhibition of the work of Keith Smith, American born 1935, at the Philadelphia Art Museum in 2018. 

I believe this is an inkjet print included in one of the artist’s celebrated books.







Last Fourth, 2017.  Hope Gangloff, American portraitist born 1974

The artist’s husband, the painter Benjamin Degen, relaxing in summer on a windowsill of their bedroom.






Self-Portrait in Blue Bathroom, London, from the Series on Sexual Dependency, 1980. 

Nan Goldin, American born 1953.  The Jewish Museum, New York




Interior of house, West Shokan, NY-11

Bathroom in an old farmhouse house in the Ashokan Catskills, NY.  With loving thanks.






Bathroom Window, oil on linen, 2017.   

Martin Geiger, student at and on display at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017







Nude Studio Door, oil on board. 

Michael Doyle.  On display at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2018









Begonia, Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Pennsylvania, summer 2018. 

Legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, 1870-1954, American






Greyhound on a windowsill, bronze,  unknown date before 2018.  

André Harvey, 1941-2018, American.  Montchanin, DE 





Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas.

  Jennifer Packer, American born 1986.  Whitney Biennial, NY, 2019; courtesy of the artist






Bronx Fitted, 2015. New Era Yankee fitted hats, bandanas, polyurethane resin, and television mount. 

Kevin Beasley, American born 1985.  The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection on loan to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2019




Plant detritus foraged in late summer



A remembrance of summer made in late summer from dried plants