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Fifth Avenue Critics - 1905, Etching.

Morse 128. Edition 100. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed 100 proofs in the bottom center margin and #14 in the bottom left sheet corner.

Image size 4 9/16 x 6 3/4 inches (116 x 171 mm); sheet size 9 11/16 x 12 9/16 inches (245 x 320 mm).

A superb, early impression, with rich burr, on Van Gelder Zonen cream laid paper; full margins (2 7/16 to 2 7/8 inches). The printer's tack holes in the sheet edges, in excellent condition.

Ex collection Lynn E. Prasse, former curator of Prints and Drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, with her initials in pencil in the top right sheet corner, recto, and her 2 collection stamps, verso.

“These two fashionable ladies used to drive up and down Fifth Avenue everyday.... about four o’clock of an afternoon, showing themselves and criticizing others” –John Sloan (1946).

Collections: Library of Congress; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

$4400.


Man Monkey - 1905, Etching.

Morse 130. Edition 100. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed 100 proof.

Image size 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (124 x 175 mm), sheet size 9 11/16 x 12 3/8 inches (246 x 315 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with full margins (2 3/8 to 2 7/8 inches) on cream wove paper. The printer's tack holes in the sheet edges, in excellent condition.

“In the side streets of Chelsea and Greenwich Village districts, the one man band with hand organ accompanist furnished free entertainment to those who dropped no pennies. He worried the horse-drawn traffic of the time, but before many years the automobile and motor truck cleared him from the streets” –John Sloan (1946).

Collections: Library of Congress (Pennell Fund purchase), Metropolitian Museum of Art.

$2600.


Hell Hole- 1917, Etching and Aquatint.

Morse 186. Edition 100 (110 printed); 2nd state of 2. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right.

Image size 7 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (187 x 238 mm); sheet size 11 5/8 x 15 1/8 inches (295 x 384 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/4 to 3 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Peter Platt, the printer's tack holes at the sheet edges.

“The back room of Wallace’s at Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street was a gathering place for artists, writers, and bohemians of Greenwich Village. The character in the upper right hand corner of the plate is Eugene O’Neill. Strongly etched lines are reinforced by aquatint tones.” -John Sloan

Reproduced: Whistler to Weidenaar: American Prints 1870-1950, Museum of Art, RISD, 1987; The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008; The American Scene on Paper; Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2008.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008.

Collections: British Museum; Delaware Art Museum; Library of Congress (Pennell Fund purchase); Phillips Collection; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$4800.


New Year's Eve and Adam- 1918, Etching.

Morse 190. Edition 100, only 85 printed. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed in the plate, lower left.

Image size 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches (95 x 70 mm); sheet size 8 1/2 x 6 inches (216 x 152 mm).

A fine impression, on antique cream laid paper, with full margins (1 5/8 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Ernest Roth.

Sloan used this print as a greeting card for New Year’s 1919.

"With some exaggeration this records an incident of the holiday season in a New York Hotel, the Brevoort." –John Sloan

Collections: Library of Congress, Metropolitian Museum of Art.

$1100.


The Movey Troupe - 1920, Etching.

Morse 196. Edition 100, 50 printed. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right and titled, lower left.

Image size 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches (133 x 181 mm); sheet size 9 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches (251 x 324 mm).

A fine, crisp impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/8 to 3 inches). Original tack holes in the sheet edges, in excellent condition. Printed by Peter Platt.

"Director, leading man, leading lady, and camera man have made use of one of the picturesque backgrounds to be found in Greenwich Village at that time" (John Sloan, 1945).

Collections: Library of Congress, Metropolitian Museum of Art.

$2200.


Fourteenth Street the Wigwam (Tammany Hall) - 1928, Etching.

Morse 235. Edition 100, 110 printed. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left.

Image size 9 11/16 x 6 7/8 inches (246 x 175 mm); sheet size 18 x 12 5/8 inches (457 x 321 mm).

A superb, finely detailed impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/4 to 4 1/4 inches), the printer's tack holes in the sheet edges, in excellent condition. Printed by Peter Platt.

"Old Tammany Hall, the headquarters of the bosses of New York City, has ceased to exist. It lurked, menacing, in dingy red brick, across the way from the tawdry amusements of East Fourteenth Street. This plate was made in 1928 after the building had been torn down. My memory and a photo of a 1911 painting that had been burned furnished material for this new composition. My painting of 1934 now in the Metropolitan Museum was based on the etching." –John Sloan

Illustrated in American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, Albert Reese, American Artist's Group, Inc., New York, 1949.

Selected for 'Fifty Prints of the Year', 1929.

Collections: Library of Congress; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

$4400.


Nude at Piano - 1933, Etching.

Morse 265. Edition 100, only 85 printed. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right.

Image size 6 7/8 x 5 3/8 inches (175 x 137 mm); sheet size 13 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches (336 x 213 mm).

A fine, clean impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 4 inches), in excellent condition.

“A strong relationship between this etching and the painting of Renoir is to me quite noticeable. My own best results in painting of the nude are made with the same graphic intent” –John Sloan (1946).

Collections: Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

$1900.


Winnowing Wheat - 1937, Etching.

Morse 297. Edition 100, only 74 printed; third state of three. Signed, titled and annotated 100 proofs in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right.

Image size 6 x 3 7/8 inches (152 x 98 mm); sheet size 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches (289 x 216 mm).

A fine, richly inked impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 1/4 to 2 7/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collections: Library of Congress (Pennell Fund purchase); Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Mexico Museum of Art; Wichita Art Museum.

$1400.

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