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    Sale 2142

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    5 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    John Sloan (1871-1951)

    Frog Pond, Gloucester

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    John Sloan (1871-1951)
    Frog Pond, Gloucester
    signed 'John Sloan' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    19¾ x 24 in. 50.2 x 61 cm.)
    Painted in 1915.

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    John Sloan wrote of the present work, "What we called the moors lying between bay and ocean were rich in material. This fresh water pond was an inspiration for lush color and light" (J. Sloan, Gist of Art, New York, 1939, p. 242). He was also quoted as having said of this work, "Frog Pond shows the Van Gogh 'influence,' in its paint-drawing." (J. Sloan, Notes, [unpublished, recorded by Helen Farr Sloan], Wilmington, Delaware, p. 242)


    The artist.
    Helen Farr Sloan, wife of the artist.
    Estate of the above.
    John Sloan Trust.
    By bequest to the present owner from the above.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Helen Farr Sloan/John Sloan Trust, Sold to Benefit the Delaware Art Museum


    J. Sloan, Gist of Art, New York, 1939, p. 242, illustrated.
    Lock Haven State College, The John Sloan Exhibit, exhibition catalogue, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1970, n.p., no. 41, illustrated.
    R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, part one, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 161, no. 343, illustrated.


    Washington, D.C., United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, n.d.
    New York, Montague Flagg, Inc., April 1921.
    Sante Fe, New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico, John Sloan, August 1924.
    Lynchburg, Virginia, Randolph-Macon Women's College, February 1927.
    New York, Synagogue, 35 East 62nd Street, April 1935.
    Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County Historical Museum, John Sloan Revisited: A Show of His Paintings and Etchings, 1969.
    Elmira, New York, Arnot Art Gallery, John Sloan, November 9- December 7, 1969.
    Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Lock Haven State College, The John Sloan Exhibit, 1970, no. 41.