Family on Fire Escape (Ella was a Washtub Woman), drawing for illustration in "Hearst's International," August 1922

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951

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1922

Ink wash, charcoal, and graphite on wove (Strathmore) paperboard

Sheet: 17 1/8 × 23 1/16 in. (43.5 × 58.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

D.946.12.3

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Research Area

Drawing

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in conte crayon, lower left: -John Sloan-; inscribed, in graphite, lower center margin: (Hearst's) Family on Fire Escape [underlined]; stamped, on reverse: HEARST [with printing details checked off or penciled in]; Watermark: STRATHMORE DRAWING BOARD [in circle surrounding leaf design framed by words TRADE MARK]

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

SART 17, Special Topics: Digital Painting, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

SART 20, Drawing II, Tom Ferrara, Summer 2014

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 35, Frames of Influence: Behavior and Anonymity in Urban Life, Jessica Hoden, Class of 2007, Levinson Student Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 5, 2006-January 28, 2007.

From Copley to Dove: American Drawings and Watercolors at Dartmouth, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, (no cat.), March 11-May 25, 1989.

John Sloan Paintings and Prints, Carpenter Hall Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 120, 1946.

John Sloan, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, (no cat.), 1967.

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 44, October 2, 1981-January 3, 1982; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, January 23-March 7, 1982; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 18-May 2, 1982; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, June 12-August 1, 1982; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, September 11-October 24, 1982; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, November 6, 1982-January 16, 1983.

John Sloan: Spectator of Life, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, no.99, April 26-June 18, 1988; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, July 15-September 4, 1988; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Spetember 17-November 6, 1988; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, November 20, 1988-January 1, 1989.

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 53, March 31-June 21, 1992.

Works on Paper by American Urban Realists, [American Works on Paper wall], Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July-October, 2010.

Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 24, May 30-September 21, 1975.

Publication History

Barbara MacAdam, Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1992, no. 53.

Rowland Elzea and Elizabeth Hawkes, John Sloan-Spectator of Life, Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Art Museum, 1988, p. 135, no. 99.

Franklin W. Robinson, [et al.], Works on Paper: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover, N.H.: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1975, pp. 37-39.

Hearst's International, August 1922.

Clifford Raymont, Brothers under the Sod, p. 66.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 35, 144, 263, ill. p. 145, no. 42.

Provenance

C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York; sold to present collection, 1946.

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