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The Seasons

Accession Number
2000/2.141.5

Title
The Seasons

Artist(s)
Alice Boughton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1909

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
12 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 7/16 in (31.6 cm x 23 cm x 1.1 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952

Subject matter
In this allegorical portrait, titled, The Seasons, four women pose. Three sit on the ground in light garments, while one woman stands in a dark dress. The standing figure leans against a tree on the left side of the frame and turns away from the camera. On the left, a seated woman wearing a crown of flowers looks at a book. The two women sitting adjacent to her lean in, seemingly listening to her read. The setting is outdoors. This pictorialist image includes subtle tonal variations and a dream-like quality.

Physical Description
Four women pose in an outdoor setting. Three women sit on the ground in light dresses, one reads and the other two look toward her book. One woman stands, leaning against a tree that frames the left-most side of the image; she wears a dark dress, her back turned to the viewer.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
book objects
dresses (garments)
flowers
flowers (plant components)
seasons
seated
sitting
standing
trees
women (female humans)

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Seasons
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