Detail View

When Day is Done
Date: 1934
Dimensions: image: 8 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. (21.3 x 32.4 cm) sheet: 11 5/8 x 15 in. (29.5 x 38.1 cm) mat: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Medium: etching
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Cornelia Robinson
Label Text: Virtually self-taught, John Costigan was not influenced by the various styles and experiments of 20th century art. He remained consistently occupied with a few specific subjects: his farm and the landscape around his New York home, farm animals and his growing family. His attention to the mundane activities associated with farm life earned him the label of “the Millet of American painting.” The heavy peasant forms and faithful description of fatiguing farm labor in Costigan’s prints seem very reminiscent of the French master.
Object Number: 1977/8.46
Currently not on view