“Summer Night”

Author: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
Date: 1890
Medium: Oil on canvas
Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

After a stay in Paris, Homer used an Impressionist palette for a while then developed a personal style midway between Realism and Symbolism. Summer Night perfectly expresses this synthesis and may be considered one of the first masterpieces of American art still in search of its identity. source