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Seated Girl with Basket

William Sommer

(Detroit, Michigan, 1867 - 1949, Northfield Center, Ohio)

c. 1930

Watercolor and ink on paper

15 in. x 11 in. (38.1 cm x 27.94 cm)

Gift of Miss Leona E. Prasse in honor of Mrs. Malcomb McBride

1964.4

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Sommer painted countless portraits of people he knew; he rarely painted strangers. Children became one of his favorite subjects and he often featured neighborhood children and grandchildren in his works. Sommer depicted children as psychologically intense and serious, as little adults sitting quietly, denied the innocence and pleasures of childhood.

Marks

Signed "Wm Sommer" LR

Keywords
American
Cleveland School
Female
Girl
Portrait
Regional
Watercolor