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Many (at least ten) softly curved nude figures lounge in an outdoor setting; trees on either side of the composition frame the figures while bits of shrubbery can be seen throughout the composition. In the foreground lie two women in profile. The leftmost one is on her back, knees up, resting her weight on her elbows. Her head is turned as she looks over her shoulder. To her right a figure lies on her stomach, her legs kicked into the air. In the middle of the composition a series of four nudes stretch across the composition. On the far left a woman lies on her stomach on in front of a tree. She looks towards the front-most figures, holding her head in one hand. Directly above her are two nude women climbing the tree. In the middle of the composition a woman lounges on her side, raising her arms and crooking them so that her hands are placed behind her head. To the right of the central figure two crouching woman with dark hair, faces away from the viewer. As you move into the background you can see a pair of women lying on their sides, facing each other. In the far right corner, another woman lies on her stomach, facing Appearing at the bottom right corner are the initials CM.
CM in lower right corner.


St. Catherine University


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14 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches





Mairs, Clara Gardner (1878-1963), “Nudes,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed April 16, 2024,

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