September

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September (no date) by John Elwyn.

The beginning of autumn in paintings, and a very small selection. Something about the light and balmy air of September in the Northern Hemisphere generates a large quantity of pastoral scenes and landscapes.

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September (1890) by Theodor Severin Kittelsen.

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The Seasons Series: September (1891) by Maurice Denis.

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Sunrise in September (1924) by George Clausen.

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June

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Twelve Months of Flowers: June (no date) by Jacob van Huysum.

The month of June in paintings is overburdened by bland pastoral scenes and views of battles, the summer months being favourable ones for warfare. Pastoral content is still present in the following selection albeit with an attempt to show some variety. Leighton’s Flaming June is the most famous picture here. It’s also the most popular of the artist’s paintings, understandably so given its radiating an atmosphere of luscious (and possibly inadvertent) eroticism that he seldom achieved elsewhere.

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From Croham Fields, Croydon, Surrey, Just before the First Thunderstorm, Tuesday 28 June 1892 (1892) by William Henry Hope.

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June in the Austrian Tyrol (1892) by John MacWhirter.

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Flaming June (1895) by Frederic Leighton.

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