The Noon Hour

The Noon Hour


Peggy Bacon

(American, 1895–1987)


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


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Peggy Bacon's parents were both artists who met at New York's Art Students League.


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.

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