Springtime (Pierre Auguste Cot)

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PIERRE-AUGUSTE COT - Primavera (Museo Metropolitano de Nueva York, 1873. Óleo sobre lienzo, 213.4 x 127 cm).jpg
ArtistPierre Auguste Cot
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions213.4 cm × 127 cm (84.0 in × 50 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Springtime is a mid-19th century painting by French artist Pierre Auguste Cot. Done in oil on canvas, the painting is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Springtime was painted by Cot in 1873. The painting was first exhibited at the 1873 Paris salon, where it was well received; the work would go on to become Cot's most successful work of art, and was often copied in other mediums.[1] In terms of the painting itself, Cot's work depicts a young couple locked in an embrace on a swing amid a forest or garden. The two are wearing classical garb, and are seemingly enthralled by each-other, described by one source as "drunken with first love".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Springtime". Retrieved 2018-08-15.