Boys Sliding
Date: c.1897
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 1/4 × 29 1/4 in. (61.6 × 74.3 cm) frame: 33 1/8 × 38 1/8 in. (84.1 × 96.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Friends of Art, 1959
Object Number: 1959-1
About: This painting of children sliding down a rather treacherous hill probably records an observation made in New York, where Glackens settled in 1897. Trained as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, Glackens worked from memory and was particularly adept at capturing groups of figures in action.
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