4th Dec, 2022 2:00 EST

American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Charles and Virginia Bowden

 
Lot 65
 

65

John French Sloan (American, 1871–1951)
Picnic, Arroyo Hondo (Santa Fe)

Signed 'John Sloan' bottom left; also titled, signed, located and dated '1938' verso, oil on canvas laid down to board
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61cm)

Provenance

Estate of the Artist.
Kraushaar Galleries Inc., New York, New York.
Collection of Charles and Virginia Bowden, San Antonio, Texas.

Sold for $32,760
Estimated at $20,000 - $30,000


 

Signed 'John Sloan' bottom left; also titled, signed, located and dated '1938' verso, oil on canvas laid down to board
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61cm)

Provenance

Estate of the Artist.
Kraushaar Galleries Inc., New York, New York.
Collection of Charles and Virginia Bowden, San Antonio, Texas.

Exhibited

"Landscapes by John Sloan," Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York, April 10-May 6, 1939, no. 21.
"Oil Paintings by John Sloan," Currier Art Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, January 1940, no no.
"Paintings by John Sloan," Rockford Art Associations, Rockford, Illinois, until November 2, 1941, no no.
"The Eight," Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, November 24, 1943-January 16, 1944, no. 21.
"The Eight," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 1944 (traveling exhibition, on loan from Kraushaar Galleries - per label on frame verso).
"John Sloan 1871-1951," Annie Halenbake Ross Library, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, May 21-October 30, 1966, no no.
(No exhibition title known), Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1975.
"John Sloan in Santa Fe,"Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida, October 3-November 1, 1981, a traveling exhibition until 1984 which stopped at Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California; Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida; Museum of Texas Technical University, Lubbock; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado; Meadows Museum, Shreveport, Louisiana; Roswell Museum and Art Center, New Mexico; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin; University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama; Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Wichita State University, Kansas; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
"New England-New Mexico: Artistic Encounters 1910-1940," Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York, 1989.
"John Sloan and Will Shuster: A Santa Fe Friendship," Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993.
"John Sloan: Santa Fe Sojourn,"
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 25-October 7, 2017 (illustrated in the accompanying exhibition brochure).

Literature

Manchester Leader, January 5, 1940 (illustrated).
Magazine of Art, October 1941 (illustrated).
Van Wyck Brooks, John Sloan: A Painter's Life, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1955, p. 157 (listed, not illustrated).
Rowland Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné, Part II, University of Delaware Press, Newark; and Associated University Presses, London and Toronto, 1991, no. 1070, p. 379 (illustrated).
James Kraft and Helen Farr Sloan, John Sloan in Santa Fe, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington D.C., 1981, p. 62 (illustrated).
John Sloan and Will Shuster: A Santa Fe Friendship, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993.

Note

Picnics in Santa Fe such as the one depicted here were a great source of joy and entertainment for John Sloan, his family and his friends. As the artist said to describe the work: "A happy party taking a holiday lunch to a spot five miles out of town. This dam originally intended as a reservoir, became filled with silt so rapidly that its only function now is erosion control."

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John Sloan