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John Sloan. 1871-1951.

The Show Case. (Connoisseurage; Critics on Form). 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, third plate. 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. $3,000.

Morse quotes Sloan, page 138, "Material from West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue appealed to me at this time. The devices of the toilette, which were then secrets, created more excitement among the adolescents than they would today. "

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