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Calf Love. 1916. Etching. Morse 182. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 (sheet 5 1/2 x 4 7/8). Edition 100. Signed and titled in pencil. A rich impression printed in black/brown ink on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $1,150.
Connoisseurs of Prints. 1905. Etching. Morse 127. 5 x 6 7/8 (sheet 9 3/4 x 11 3/4). Series: New York City Life, first plate. Edition 100. Provenance: Krushaar Galleries, N.Y.; Rhode Island School of Design Museum exhibition 'Art for your Collection', 1961. A fine impression on cream wove paper with full margins. Signed, titled,annotated '100 proofs' and '21' in pencil. $4,500.
Girls Sliding. 1915. Etching. Morse 171.iv. 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 (sheet 8 3/4 x 11 7/8). A fine impression on cream wove paper. Annotated "Peter Platt imp" in pencil (Platt printed 30 of the total edition of 100). Signed, titled and annotated "100 proofs" in pencil. $2,500.
Hell Hole. 1917. Etching and aquatint. Morse 186.ii. 7 3/8 x 9 3/8. (sheet 12 1/2 x 13 7/8). Printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Original tack holes from drying in the margins. Signed, title and annotated '100 proofs' in pencil by Sloan. Annotated 'Peter Platt imp' in pencil, lower left. Platt was Sloan's early printer. Annotated in pencil along the left margin, 'Proof included in John Sloan 1971 National Gallery Extn'. Exhibited: National Gallery, 1971; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1972; Krushaar Galleries. Signed, titled and annotated '100 proofs' and 'Proof included in John Sloan 1971 National Gallery Extn'in pencil by Sloan. $5,500.
The Show Case. 1905. Etching. Morse 129.iii. 5 x 6 15/16 (sheet 9 3/4 x 12 1/2). Annotated "Peter Platt imp" in pencil (Platt printed part of the total edition of 100). Series: New York City Life. A fine impression on cream wove paper, printed on the full sheet with deckle edges. Tack holes from drying in the outer margin edges, as usual. Signed, titled and annotated "100 proofs" in pencil. $2,750.
Swinging in the Square (In the Park). 1912. Etching. Morse 156.iii. 4 x 5 1/8 (sheet 8 7/8 x 12 1/4). Edition 100. A rich impression, printed on 'Van Gelder Zonen Holland' laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed, titled and annotated "100 proofs" by Sloan in pencil. Sloan wrote "Walked down to the East Side this safternoon, enjoyed watching the girls swinging in the Square, Avenue A and 8th Street East. " Morse page 181. The scene is Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan. $2,250.
Washington Arch. 1923. Etching. Morse 212.v. 8 x 5 (sheet 10 7/8 x 7 5/8). One of 20 proofs printed by Ernest Roth, from the total edition of 100 in this state. There were no editions of previous states, as the etchings were used as Christmas cards. A fine impression on cream laid paper with wide margins. Roth used selective plate tone in the sky to suggest a grey day, and cleanly wiped the snow, leaving plate tone to suggest the shadows of the children playing, lower right. Signed, titled and annotated "100 proofs" by Sloan in pencil. Annotated "Ernest Roth imp" by Roth. $2,750.
Sloan, came to New York in 1904 and worked for some time as a freelance illustrator. With Robert Henri, he organized an exhibition of a group of urban realist painters, known as “The Eight” or the “Ashcan School,” who challenged traditional notions of art. Having moved to the Village in 1912, Sloan lived with his wife Dolly at 240 West 4th Street and at 88 Washington Place.
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