On the History and Art of Parasols and Umbrellas
Too much sun here today. Umbrellas and parasols come to mind. Many 19th-century paintings are filled with parasols, partially a reflection of the Japonisme influence at the end of the 1800s. An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight.
Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). Woman with a Parasol 1872
William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941) Child in Sunlight, The Chinese Parasol 1908
1886 Olga Boznanska (Polish Impressionist painter, 1865-1945)
Claude Monet (1840-1926). The Walk, Woman with a Parasol 1875