The Hippodrome, London

A work made of oil on canvas.

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Date:

1902

Artist:

Everett Shinn
American, 1876–1953

About this artwork

A souvenir of Everett Shinn's only trip to Europe, The Hippodrome, London is apparently the first oil painting devoted to what would become the artist's signature subject: popular forms of entertainment, including the circus, vaudeville, and the theater. Shinn's idiosyncratic use of perspective and choice of subject matter correspond to French Impressionist and Postimpressionist work by artists like Edgar Degas (1834–1917) and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), but his commitment to this type of scene is also linked to his own theatrical leanings and early career as a periodical illustrator. The Hippodrome opened in London in January 1900 as a circus and was transformed into a music hall a decade later; it is likely that Shinn attended a performance there during the first year of its existence.

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American Art

Artist

Everett Shinn

Title

The Hippodrome, London

Origin

United States

Date

1902

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed: E. Shinn on left margin

Dimensions

66.9 × 89.4 cm (26 5/16 × 35 3/16 in. )

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection; Goodman Fund

Reference Number

1928.197

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