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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    John Sloan (1871-1951)

    Reddy in the Tree

    Price Realised  

    John Sloan (1871-1951)
    Reddy in the Tree
    signed and dated 'John Sloan 17' (lower left)--signed again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)--inscribed 'Red in Tree' (along the left tacking edge)
    oil on canvas
    32 x 26¼ in. (81.3 x 66.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Literature

    Lock Haven State College, The John Sloan Exhibit, exhibition catalogue, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1970, n.p., no. 16, illustrated.
    Museum of Fine Arts, John Sloan: The Gloucester Years, exhibition catalogue, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1980, n.p., no. 32, illustrated.
    R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, pt. 1, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 209, no. 521, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    New York, Grand Central Palace, First Annual Exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, April 10-May 6, 1917, no. 109.
    New York, 647 Fifth Avenue, and elsewhere, 1st Annual Exhibition of American Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, November 1-22, 1919, no. 74.
    Jacksonville, Florida, Cummer Gallery of Art, and elsewhere, John Sloan, November 15-December 15, 1963, no. 16.
    Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware Art Center, John Sloan, June 16-July 10, 1966, no. 16.
    Chester, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Military College, John Sloan Paintings, May 1-June 19, 1967.
    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. 16.
    Springfield, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere, John Sloan: The Gloucester Years, July 13-August 31, 1980, no. 32.
    Columbus Museum, Making Faces: A Collection of Portraits by John Sloan, May 20-August 19, 2001.