Young Girl and Dog

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Luce Center Label
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.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Painting and Sculpture
On View
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 15B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
1890
Object number
1939.4.1
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Alfred Duane Pell
Artist
Percy Moran, born Philadelphia, PA 1862-died New York City 1935
Topic
Landscape
Figure female\full length
Animal\dog\greyhound
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
14 x 12 1/8 in. (35.5 x 30.7 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Painting