Boys Sliding
Date: c. 1897
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 25 × 30 in. (63.5 × 76.2 cm) frame: 33 1/4 × 38 1/4 in. (84.5 × 97.2 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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