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Quaker Nell (Helen M. Taylor)

American Art
painting
Quaker Nell (Helen M. Taylor)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

John Sloan
American, 1871–1951

Date

1916

Medium

Oil on canvas

Accession #

65.49

Dimensions

24 x 20 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 304

Description

Quaker Nell depicts an innocent religious woman who, the artist suggests, maintains her integrity and homespun ways in the city, suggested by the industrial buildings behind her.

John Sloan was one of a group of artists called the Ashcan School because of their concern for changing social conditions, particularly slum life. In this painting, Sloan reflects an interest in the psychological and sociological status of his subject.

Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hirschl