Frenzied Effort
The Whitney Studio Club

Peggy Bacon, American, 1895 - 1987

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America



Plate: 5 7/8 x 8 15/16 inches (14.9 x 22.7 cm) Sheet: 12 x 17 3/8 inches (30.5 x 44.1 cm)

© The Estate of Peggy Bacon

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Gallery 121, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, first floor (Korman Gallery)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Carl Zigrosser, 1943

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Here Peggy Bacon portrays a sketching session at the Whitney Studio Club in New York, founded by the art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1918. The artists depicted in this print include Bacon wearing glasses at the back left, Mabel Dwight with a hat and glasses in the lower left, and printmaker George Overbury “Pop” Hart smoking a pipe in the back center beside an unexpected visitor, a spider.

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