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Three Girls and River

1907 Louis M. Eilshemius Born: Arlington, New Jersey 1864 Died: New York, New York 1941 oil on fiberboard 23 x 27 in. (58.5 x 68.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Louis and Annette Kaufman 1980.34.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Louis M. Eilshemius is best known for his romanticized and often erotically charged landscapes that contain nude women or nymphs. In Three Girls and River, three nude women relax in a bucolic setting with lush trees and a babbling river. The figures seem to be together, but they do not interact and appear blissfully uninhibited by each other and their surroundings. By placing the dreamlike figures in a picturesque yet familiar setting, Eilshemius blurred the line between reality and fantasy.

Keywords

Figure group - female

Landscape - river

painting

paint - oil

fiberboard

About Louis M. Eilshemius

Born: Arlington, New Jersey 1864 Died: New York, New York 1941

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