Young Girl and Dog

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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.

Title
Young Girl and Dog
Artist
Date
1890
Location
Dimensions
14 x 12 1/8 in. (35.5 x 30.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Alfred Duane Pell

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – dog – greyhound
  • Landscape
Object Number
1939.4.1
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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