The exact location of this scene has not been identified. The theme of figures and animals next to a watering place is widespread in his work, and illustrates how the evocation of mood eventually became more important to the artist than the specific nature of a particular location.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
Summer Morning
Date made
about 1855-60
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
22.9 x 34.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
NG3238
Location in Gallery