This work, painted by Savrasov in approximately 1880, is so beautiful it sings to your soul; but for all its beauty, what it sings is not necessarily joyful. By the time he painted it, Savrasov's daughter had been death nine long years. On the other hand, it was summer and he must have felt some consolation with the sun's rays caressing him in the open...
Alexei Savrasov- Summer landscape. Pines
(oil on canvas, c.1880)