Does this Painting Remind you of Home?

John Henry Twachtman, Summer, late 1890's. Oil on canvas; 30 x 53 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

The mild winter weather inspired me to discuss Twachtman’s painting Summer (late 1890s) on a recent tour. Participants from across the globe–Dominican Republic, Ireland, Poland, and the United States–all said Twachtman’s painting reminded them of home. Interestingly, the canvas does depict a home: the artist’s in Greenwich, Connecticut.