• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 47

    John Sloan (1871-1951)

    Mother Earth

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Sloan (1871-1951)
    Mother Earth
    signed 'John Sloan' (lower right)--dated '1914' and inscribed with title (along the upper tacking edge)--inscribed with title again (along the lower tacking edge)
    oil on canvas
    26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    Helen Farr Sloan, wife of the above.
    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. one, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 146, no. 288, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 110th Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, February 7-March 28, 1915, no. 126.