William Glackens throughout his career doumented with great care and devotion the environs in which he lived, both inside and out. The Window is part of a group of works devoted to observing the tranquility and charm of the indoors. The present work captures an intimate corner of a room that may have been in one of the artist's several homes or studios on Washington Square Park, the house on West Nineth Street or in one of the many places where Glackens stayed in Europe during the summer.
Around 1908 Glackens began to change his style from the darker palette associated with The Eight to a more Impressionistic style which had a liberating effect on the artist's sense of color and method. With The Window, Glackens infuses an interior with animated vitality through the use of bold color and energized brush strokes.