20 May 2009
Property from the Estate of Helen Farr Sloan/John Sloan Trust, Sold to Benefit the Delaware Art Museum
John Sloan (1871-1951)
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.)
Helen Farr Sloan, wife of the artist.
Estate of the above.
John Sloan Trust.
By bequest to the present owner.
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R. Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, pt. two, Newark, Delaware, 1991, p. 438, no. 1247, illustrated.
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