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From beach landscapes to flower gardens, from bikinis to summer kimonos—representations of the season can be found throughout the Met’s collections.
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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Sunflowers, 1887. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1949 (49.41) | Van Gogh painted four still lifes of sunflowers in Paris in late summer 1887.

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Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris). Dancer with a Fan, ca. 1880. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929(29.100.188)

Edgar Degas | Dancer with a Fan | The Met

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Attributed to Qu Ding (Chinese, active ca. 1023–ca. 1056). Summer Mountains, ca. 1050. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of The Dillon Fund, 1973 (1973.120.1) | This work is exhibited in the “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection” exhibition, on view through October 11, 2016.

Attributed to Qu Ding | Summer Mountains | China | Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) | The Met

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Lü Ji (Chinese, active late 15th century). Mandarin ducks and cotton rose hibiscus. Ming dynasty (1368–1644), China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Oscar L. Tang Family, 2005 (2005.494.2) | This work is exhibited in the “Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection” exhibition, on view through October 11, 2016.

Lü Ji | Mandarin ducks and cotton rose hibiscus | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644) | The Met

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John Frederick Kensett (American, Cheshire, Connecticut 1816–1872 New York). Sunset on the Sea, 1872. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Thomas Kensett, 1874(74.3) | This work is exhibited in the “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” exhibition, on view through September 4, 2016.

John Frederick Kensett | Sunset on the Sea | The Met

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John Singer Sargent (American, Florence 1856–1925 London). Two Girls with Parasols,1888. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.13) | This work is exhibited in the “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” exhibition, on view through September 4, 2016.

John Singer Sargent | Two Girls with Parasols | The Met

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Edward Penfield (American, Brooklyn, New York 1866–1925 Beacon, New York). Harper and Brothers, Publishers. Harper's: July, 1896. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Leonard A. Lauder Collection of American Posters, Gift of Leonard A. Lauder, 1984 (1984.1202.90)

Edward Penfield | Harper's: July | The Met

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Camille Corot (French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris). Fontainebleau: Group of Trees on the Flank of a Rocky Hillside, ca. 1845–50. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection (L.2014.35) | This work is exhibited in the “Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible” exhibition, on view through September 4, 2016.

Camille Corot | Fontainebleau: Group of Trees on the Flank of a Rocky Hillside | The Met

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Samuel Cousins (British, Exeter 1801–1887 London). After Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British, London 1802–1873 London). A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare, Act 4, Scene 1), 1857. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1947(47.30.46) | This work is exhibited in the “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection” exhibition, on view through July 18, 2016.

After Sir Edwin Henry Landseer | A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare, Act 4, Scene 1) | The Met

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Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874–1939). Summer, 1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. George A. Hearn Fund, 1966 (66.171)

Frederick Carl Frieseke | Summer | The Met

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Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935). July Fourteenth, Rue Daunou, 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of the George A. Hearn Fund, (29.86)

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Gustave Courbet (French, Ornans 1819-1877 La Tour-de-Peliz). The Calm Sea, 1869. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer1929 (29.100.566).

Gustave Courbet | The Calm Sea

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood, 1885. Tate: Presented by Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs Ormond through the Art Fund, 1925 | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). An Out-of-Doors Study, 1889. Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund (20.640) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

John Singer Sargent | An Out-of-Doors Study | American

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain, 1912. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1915 (15.142.11) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

John Singer Sargent | Escutcheon of Charles V of Spain

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Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Île aux Fleurs near Vétheuil, 1880. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Julia W. Emmons, 1956 (56.135.5) | This is one of two views of the Île aux Fleurs, an island in the Seine near Vétheuil, that Monet painted in the summer of 1880.

Claude Monet | Île aux Fleurs near Vétheuil

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Portrait of Charles Deering, 1917. Private Collection, Chicago | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

John Singer Sargent | Portrait of Charles Deering | American

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Card Number 43, Dick Groat, Shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates, from "1954 Topps Regular Issue" series (R414-8), issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company (American, Brooklyn), 1954. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick Accession (Burdick 328, R414-8.26)

Issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company | Card Number 43, Dick Groat, Shortstop, Pittsburgh Pirates, from

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Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh, National League, from the White Border series (T206) for the American Tobacco Company, 1909–11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (Burdick 246, T206.378)

Issued by American Tobacco Company | Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh, National League, from the White Border series (T206) for the American Tobacco Company

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Card Number 15, Ralph Kiner, Outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates, from the Topps Red/ Blue Backs series (R414-5) issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company (American, Brooklyn), 1951. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (Burdick 328, R414-5.16)

Issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company | Card Number 15, Ralph Kiner, Outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates, from the Topps Red/ Blue Backs series (R414-5) issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company

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Danny Murtaugh, 2nd Base, Pittsburgh Pirates, from Picture Cards, series 5 (R406-5) issued by Bowman Gum, 1951. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jefferson R. Burdick Collection, Gift of Jefferson R. Burdick (Burdick 327, R406-5.265)

Issued by Bowman Gum Company | Danny Murtaugh, 2nd Base, Pittsburgh Pirates, from Picture Cards, series 5 (R406-5) issued by Bowman Gum

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Judith Gautier (A Gust of Wind), 1883. James W. and Frances McGlothlin | This work is on view in “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

John Singer Sargent | Judith Gautier (A Gust of Wind) | American

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Camp at Lake O’Hara, 1916. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. David Hecht, in memory of her son, Victor D. Hecht, 1932 (32.116) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Tommies Bathing, 1918. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.58) | This work is in our “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.”

John Singer Sargent | Tommies Bathing

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Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858–1924). Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: A crowd watching fireworks, 1895–97 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.957)

Maurice Brazil Prendergast | Large Boston Public Garden Sketchbook: A crowd watching fireworks

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