The Noon Hour

The Noon Hour

1931

Peggy Bacon

(American, 1895-1987)

Etching

Platemark: 12.6 x 17.5 cm (4 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Sheet: 21.2 x 28.4 cm (8 3/8 x 11 3/16 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1931.246

Catalogue raisonné: Flint 101

Location

Description

The setting in Peggy Bacon’s print could be a street in one of several New York City neighborhoods, where brownstone dwellers emerge from their homes for a noontime walk with the dog, school children play, street vendors sell their wares, and a corner luncheonette does swift business. Bacon’s etchings were taken directly from everyday life in the city, embellished with a bit of wit and humor in the form of caricatured city types, such as the elderly woman with a cane and the tussling ruffians.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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