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John Sloan. 1871-1951.

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Fifth Avenue Critics. 1909. Etching. Morse 128.x/xi. 8 x 6 (sheet 11 3/4 x 9 3/8). Edition 100 in this state (few proofs in earlier states, and a large unsigned edition printed for the Gazette des Beaux Arts. Series: New York City Life, second plate. A rich impression printed by Platt on cream wove paper with full margins. Annotated '#14 Platt imp' in pencil in the lower left-hand margin.Signed, dated, titled and and annotated '100 proofs' in pencilby the artist. $2,750.

Dart wrote, quoted by Morse, p. 137: “These were typical of the fashionable ladies who used to drive up and down the Avenue about four o’clock of an afternoon, showing themselves and criticizing others.”

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