Le déjeuner sous les boisAlfred Smith
- Alfred Smith
- Le déjeuner sous les bois
- oil on canvas
- Canvas: 47 1/2 × 59 1/2 inches (120.7 × 151.1 cm)Framed: 48 1/2 × 60 1/2 × 1 1/2 inches (123.2 × 153.7 × 3.8 cm)
- Credit Line
- Museum purchase wtih funds provided by George J. Baldwin, Alexander R. Lawton, William W. Mackall, and J. Florance Minis.
- Accession Number
This painting by Alfred Smith portrays an older gentleman seated outdoors at an informal wooden table covered with a white cloth and laden with jugs and glasses. He stirs his coffee while offering the remains of his luncheon to a chicken below. Sunlight filters through the trees, forming bright pools on the grass and tablecloth. This pleasant portrayal of a gentleman at leisure, incorporating fleeting effects of sunlight, vivid color, and loose brushwork, is characteristic of the subject matter for which the artist is best known.