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Sunday Picnic on the Palisades
Sunday Picnic on the Palisades
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Watercolor Over Graphite
Dimensions:
28.8 x 40.8 cm (sheet)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
North America
Accession Number:
1954.147.212
Acquisition Date:
1954-12-01
Credit Line:

Gift of the Artist

Fifteen or so persons enjoying themselves in a park overlooking a body of water, with a city skyline on the other side. In the foreground a picnic is spread on a cloth on the grass: cake, bottles, pie, oranges etc. Around the cloth are a couple holding hands, two young women being admired by a lovestruck young man, and a lively dog. Other groups in the park include a man and woman playing catch with a ball and mitt, a woman spanking her child, a cigar-smoking, potbellied balding man reading a paper as he sits against a tree trunk, a couple hugging as they look across the water, and an immense woman in a striped dress and carrying an umbrella, leading three small children back up from the water. Sailboats are out on the water. (Virginia K. Anderson 04/03/95)