JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)
JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)
JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)
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JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)

Fall, Santa Fe, River

JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)
Sloan, J.
Fall, Santa Fe, River
signed '-John Sloan-' (lower right)—signed again, dated 'Oct. 1943' and inscribed 'Santa Fe' (on the reverse)
oil and tempera on panel
21 1/8 x 15 in. (53.7 x 38.1 cm.)
Painted in 1943.
Sale: ACA Galleries, New York, 22 February 1948.
Private collection, New York.
Christie's, New York, 7 December 1984, lot 189, sold by the above.
Marbella Gallery, New York, acquired from the above.
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997.
(Probably) Acquired by the present owner from the above.
A.H. Ross, A Checklist for John Sloan’s Paintings, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1970, p. 10 (as Fall, Santa Fe River).
R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 398, no. 1134, illustrated.
New York, ACA Galleries, New Masses 9th Annual Art Exhibit and Sale, February 15-22, 1948.
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., Ashcan Kids: Children in the Art of Henri, Luks, Glackens, Bellows and Sloan, December 2, 1998-January 16, 1999, pp. 25, 87, fig. 67, illustrated (as Fall, Santa Fe, River (Children Playing, El Paso)).

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Lot Essay

The present work depicts Santa Fe, where the artist first traveled in 1919. Sloan was immediately struck by the beauty and rich culture that he found there, prompting him to purchase a home and build a studio in 1920. Sloan deeply admired the variable Southwestern landscape, writing that he enjoyed painting it "because of the fine geometrical formations and the handsome color...Because the air is so clear you feel the reality of the things in the distance." (J. Sloan, Gist of Art, New York, 1939, p. 147)

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