In this vivid painting, William Glackens portrayed the members of his circle at their favorite meeting place, the New York restaurant Mouquin’s. Jeanne Mouquin, the proprietor’s wife, shares a drink with James B. Moore, a wealthy playboy and restaurateur, while the artist’s wife, Edith, and art critic Charles Fitzgerald are reflected in the mirror behind them. Glackens used vivid brushwork to describe Jeanne Mouquin’s dress, while depicting her with an intent gaze that imbues the scene with tension and mystery. By combining portraiture and everyday scenes, the artist helped usher in a mode of painting suited to the uncertainties and new social activities of modern urban life.
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New York, Macbeth Galleries, The Eight, Feb. 3–15, 1908.
Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago Paintings by Eight American Artists, Sept. 8–Oct. 8, 1908; Detroit Institute of Arts, Dec. 1908, John Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis, Jan. 6–29, 1909, Cincinnati Art Museum, Feb. 8–28, 1909, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Mar. 5–31, 1909.
San Francisco, Department of Fine Arts, Panama–Pacific International Exposition, June 2–Sept. 6, 1915
Paris, Chambre Syndicale des Beaux Arts, Exhibition of American Art, June 9–July 5, 1924.
Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty–Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, Oct. 29–Dec. 13, 1925.
New York City, Museum of Modern Art, American Painting and Sculpture 1862–1932, Oct. 31, 1932–Jan. 31, 1933.
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress Exposition, June 1–Nov. 1, 1933.
Art Institute of Chicago, Century of Progress Exposition, June 1–Nov. 1, 1934.
Toledo Museum of Art, Twenty–Second Annual Exhibition of Selected Paintings by Contemporary American Artists, June 2–Aug. 25, 1935, no. 21.
Hartford, Conn., Wadsworth Atheneum, American Painting and Sculpture of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Centuries, Jan. 29–Feb. 19, 1935.
Cleveland Museum of Art, American Painting from 1860 Until Today, 1937.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Two Hundred Years of American Painting, Jan. 15–Feb. 29, 1938.
New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art, William Glackens Memorial Exhibition, Dec. 14, 1938–Jan. 15, 1939.
Art Institute of Chicago, Half a Century of American Art, Nov. 16, 1939–Jan. 7, 1940.
Northampton, Mass., Smith College Museum of Art, Aspects of American Painting 1900–1940, June 12–22, 1940.
New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art, This is Our City, Mar. 11–Apr. 13, 1941.
Brooklyn Museum, The Eight, Nov. 24, 1943–Jan. 16, 1944.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Artists of the Philadelphia Press, Oct. 14–Nov. 18, 1945.
London, Tate Gallery, American Painting, Jun–July 1946.
New York City, Kraushaar Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by William Glackens, 1948–1949.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 75th Anniversary Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by 75 Artists Associated with the Art Students Leagure of New York, 1951, cat. 27, ill.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, Landmarks of American Art 1670–1950, Feb. 26–Mar. 28, 1953.
New York Century Club, Mar. 31–May 30, 1954.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, One Hundred Fifieth Annual Exhibition, Jan. 15–Mar. 13, 1955.
Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery, Fifty Paintings: 1905–1913, May 14–June 12, 1955.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, American Painting, 1955.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Retrospective of Carnegie International Exhibitions, 1959.
Minneapolis Museum of Art, Four Centuries of American Art, Nov. 27, 1963–Jan. 19, 1964.
City Art Museum of St. Louis, William Glackens in Retrospective, 1966–1967; Washington DC, Smithsonian Institute, New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Lakeview Center for the Arts and Sciences, The Eight, Sept. 12–Nov. 9, 1969.
New York City, National Academy of Design, Turn–of–the–Century America, June 30, 1977–May 28, 1978.
New York City, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Painters of Modern Life: Impressionism and Realism, 1994–1995; Ft. Worth, Amon Carter Museum, Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
New York City, Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Century: Art and Culture, 1999.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Life’s Pleasures: the Ashcan Artist’s’ Brush with Leisure, 1895–1925, Aug. 2–Oct. 28, 2007; New York Historical Society, Nov. 18, 2007–Feb. 10, 2008; Detroit Institute of Arts, Mar. 2–May 25, 2008, New York and Detroit only.
Art Institute of Chicago, Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, Nov. 10, 2013–Jan. 27, 2014; Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Feb. 22–May 18, 2014, cat. 18.
The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, William Glackens, Feb. 23–June 1, 2014; Water Mill, New York, Parrish Art Museum, July 20–Oct. 13, 2014; Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, Nov. 8, 2014–Feb. 2, 2015 (Philadelphia only) cat. 45.
C.W. Kraushaar Gallery, New York, by 1925; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1925.
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