Breakfast on the Lake
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 20x24 in

  • The landscape of the lake incorporates the naked figures on its shore, as they enjoy the solitude and bask in the sun.
  • The scene is reminiscent of poeticized, idyllic depictions of simple rural living.
  • See Edouard Manet's Luncheon on the Grass (The Bath), 1863.

The sun-egg allusion is at the heart of one of the early landmark paintings by the artist, Sunrise by the Ocean.

The "lesser sun" reflected on the lake reminds us of a fried egg – the dish sometimes described as "sunny side up."