John Sloan (1871-1951)
Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Davenport, Jr.
John Sloan (1871-1951)

Bridle Path

John Sloan (1871-1951)
Bridle Path
signed '--John Sloan--' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on masonite
8 ¾ x 11 in. (22.2 x 27.9 cm.)
Painted in 1909.
The artist.
[With]C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York.
Charles M. Ayer, New York, acquired from the above.
Parke-Bernet, New York, 14 March 1940, lot 73, sold by the above.
Major Edward Bowes, New York.
Parke-Bernet, New York, 13 November 1943, lot 149, sold by the above.
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York.
Acquired by the late owners from the above, 1973.
G. Holcomb III, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of John Sloan, 1900-1913, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1972, p. 409.
G. Holcomb III, The Early Landscapes of John Sloan, exhibition catalogue, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1969, n.p., no. 7.
R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, Newark, New Jersey, 1989, p. 101, no. 161.
(Probably) New York, Macbeth Gallery, "The Eight" (of 1908): Thirty Years After, January 4-17, 1938, no. 29 (as Bridle Path, Central Park, 1908).
Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hunter Museum of American Art, The Alice E. and Joseph H. Davenport, Jr. Collection, April 10-June 7, 2015.

Lot Essay

In his diary entry for November 13, 1909, John Sloan wrote, "Hurried, after my cocoa and shredded wheat breakfast to Joe Laub's and he and I went over to Central park and made sketches. Little bridle path subject. There is good stuff in the bridle path for a picture. The leisure class taking their medicine in the morning while we poor artists have to work!!" (as quoted in B. St. John, ed., John Sloan's New York Scene, 1906-1913, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2013, p. 350)

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