The Shoe Shop

A work made of oil on canvas.

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Date:

c. 1911

Artist:

Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones
American, 1885–1968

About this artwork

Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones centered her early work on representations of women in modern, urban spaces: nursemaids at home, women strolling in the park, and shoppers and store clerks. In 1911 department stores were a recent but important urban institution, and Shoe Shop depicts the predominantly female employees of one such store assisting customers. This modern subject is painted in a rapid, painterly style with particular attention paid to effects of light and atmosphere. Strongly influenced by William Merritt Chase, Sparhawk-Jones's early work constitutes a highly personal version of Impressionism.

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones

Title

The Shoe Shop

Origin

United States

Date

1907–1917

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed: l.r. Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones

Dimensions

99.1 × 79.4 cm (39 × 33 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

The William Owen Goodman and Erna Sawyer Goodman Collection

Reference Number

1939.393

Extended information about this artwork

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