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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    John Sloan (1871-1951)

    Los Cerrillos

    Price Realised  

    John Sloan (1871-1951)
    Los Cerrillos
    signed '-John Sloan' (lower right)--signed again, dated '1950' and inscribed with title (on the reverse)
    tempera on masonite
    16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)


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    Los Cerrillos, New Mexico is located approximately fifteen miles south of Santa Fe. John Sloan referred to this town as a "ghost town" in his diary on September 29, 1950 when he referenced painting the present work.

    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Literature

    R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, pt. two, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 438, no. 1247, illustrated.