Rainy Day  1906

by Frank Weston Benson

In this interior scene of the artist’s summer residence in Maine, Frank Weston Benson depicted his daughter Elisabeth curled up in a rattan chair near a large fireplace. A key figure of American Impressionism, Benson is best known for his outdoor figural compositions—often featuring his wife or children—in sun-filled, breezy landscapes. Rainy Day, in contrast, is a study o...
63.5 x 76.2 cm (25 x 30 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago