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Young Girl and Dog

1890 Percy Moran Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1862 Died: New York, New York 1935 oil on canvas 14 x 12 1/8 in. (35.5 x 30.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Alfred Duane Pell 1939.4.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 15B


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In 1909, Percy Moran’s work was described as “quiet in character, telling a story of love or some incident connected with home life.” This scene of a young girl and her dog in a windswept field is a romantic image of American colonial life. The subject was a popular one in the 1890s, appearing in books, newspaper serials, and magazines. The colonial revival in America came at a time when industrialization was changing the nation’s landscape and altering the way people lived. The literature, architecture, and paintings that appeared during this time often presented a nostalgia for America’s age of homespun.

Keywords

Animal - dog - greyhound

Figure female - full length

Landscape

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Percy Moran

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1862 Died: New York, New York 1935

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