At Mouquin's

Painting of woman in blue dress, large black hat at restaurant, seated in front of mirror
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Date:

1905

Artist:

William Glackens
American, 1870–1938

About this artwork

In this vivid painting, William Glackens portrayed the members of his circle at their favorite meeting place, the New York restaurant Mouquin’s. Jeanne Mouquin, the proprietor’s wife, shares a drink with James B. Moore, a wealthy playboy and restaurateur, while the artist’s wife, Edith, and art critic Charles Fitzgerald are reflected in the mirror behind them. Glackens used vivid brushwork to describe Jeanne Mouquin’s dress, while depicting her with an intent gaze that imbues the scene with tension and mystery. By combining portraiture and everyday scenes, the artist helped usher in a mode of painting suited to the uncertainties and new social activities of modern urban life.

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

William James Glackens

Title

At Mouquin's

Origin

United States

Date

1905

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, lower left: "W. Glackens"

Dimensions

122.4 × 92.1 cm (48 1/8 × 36 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1925.295

Extended information about this artwork

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