Renganeschi's Saturday Night

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1912

Artist:

John Sloan
American, 1871–1951

About this artwork

John Sloan often explored the leisure activities of working-class women and the changing social mores of the 20th century. Here he focused on three women who sit together at the central table of a popular Italian restaurant in New York City. By showing the women celebrating a night out on the town, the artist emphasized their newfound freedom to socialize in public spaces without the need for male escorts. Although he indicated their working-class status through their “unladylike” gestures—legs wrapped around their chairs and pinkies flared in the air—Sloan did not cast judgment on the women’s relaxed behavior. His informal style and loose brushwork enliven this scene of urban leisure with a sense of immediacy and action.

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

John Sloan

Title

Renganeschi's Saturday Night

Origin

United States

Date

1912

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed: John Sloan 1912

Dimensions

66.7 × 81.3 cm (26 1/4 × 32 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Otis Jenkins

Reference Number

1926.1580

Copyright

© 2018 Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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