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    Sale 1911

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    29 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    John Sloan (1871-1951)

    Carol with Red Curls

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    John Sloan (1871-1951)
    Carol with Red Curls
    signed with initials 'J.S.' (upper right)--inscribed twice with title and '1916' (along the tacking edge)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1913.


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    Rowland Elzea writes of the present painting, "Sloan's selection of the red-haired models who posed for him in 1913...suggests that, because of the powerful color harmonies that red hair offers--purple, red-orange, and blue, in this case--Sloan must have been reacting to the intense color used by the European artists such as Van Gogh that he had seen in the Armory Show, which had opened in February of that year. The increased emphasis on brush-work in these paintings as well as others of the latter part of that year, must also be due to the same stimulus." (R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, part one, Newark, Delaware, 1991, pp. 130-31) Sloan's other painting of 1913 to use Carol as a model is Carol with Blue Hair Ribbon currently in The Michener Collection at the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin.

    Provenance

    John Sloan Trust.
    Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.


    Literature

    G. Holcomb, III, A Check List of John Sloan's Paintings, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1970, p. 5, no. 177.
    R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, part one, Newark, Delaware, 1991, pp. 130-31, no. 232, illustrated.
    C. Walsh, Auburn Collects: The Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Collection, exhibition catalogue, Auburn, Alabama, 2004, pp. 26-28, pl. 11, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Auburn, Alabama, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, Auburn Collects: The Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Collection, March 13-May 21, 2004.