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Girl with Apple

William Glackens

American Art

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The City and the Rise of the Modern Woman, 1900–1945
Is this a modern Eve about to take a bite of the apple? William Glackens certainly counted on his viewers to make that association. Many of his models were young women earning their living in New York by entering the workforce in an expanding labor market. Glackens offered a fresh American update on the subject of the nude studio model by including a modern woman and fashionable contemporary attire. In paraphrasing one of France’s most famous paintings, Édouard Manet’s Olympia, he also aligned this work with one that was daring in its own time.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1909-1910
DIMENSIONS 39 7/16 x 56 3/16 in. (100.2 x 142.7 cm) frame: 46 3/4 x 63 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (118.7 x 161.9 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "W. Glackens"
CREDIT LINE Dick S. Ramsay Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION William Glackens (American, 1870-1938). Girl with Apple, 1909-1910. Oil on canvas, 39 7/16 x 56 3/16 in. (100.2 x 142.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 56.70 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.70_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 56.70_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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