Jacobia Hotel

  • William H. Johnson, Jacobia Hotel, 1930, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.741

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This painting shows an old hotel in Florence, South Carolina, that was once a fashionable destination for visitors coming through by train. In the 1930s the Jacobia had fallen into disrepair and was used as a brothel. William H. Johnson painted this scene in the expressionist style that he had adopted while in Europe, exaggerating the crooked walls and sloping floors so that the structure appears ready to collapse.

Title
Jacobia Hotel
Artist
Date
1930
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 7/8 x 23 3/4 in. (50.5 x 60.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Harmon Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – hotel
  • Architecture Exterior – commercial – Jacobia Hotel
Object Number
1967.59.741
Palette
Linked Open Data
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