Their Hands Touched (Illustration for "An Eye for an Eye" by F.H. Lancaster in "McClure's," November 1905)

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951



Crayon over graphite on illustration board

Sheet: 11 5/8 × 15 7/8 in. (29.6 × 40.3 cm)

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



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, lower left: John Sloan; inscribed and dated, lower left: JS #1548-1905; inscribed, in graphite, lower center: THEIR HANDS TOUCHED, ill for "An Eye for an Eye" / McCLURE'S Nov. 1905

Course History

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

Exhibition History

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 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, New York, April 26-June 18, 1988; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, July 15-September 18, 1988; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, September 17-November 6, 1988; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, November 19-December 31, 1988.

Publication History

Rowland Elzea and Elizabeth Hawkes, John Sloan-Spectator of Life, Wilmington, Delaware: Delaware Art Museum, 1988, p. 53, no. 17.

Graphic Style of the American Eight, Salt Lake City: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 1976, p. 72, no. 148.

F. H. Lancaster, "An Eye for an Eye," McClure's November 1905, p. 21.

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, ill. p. 246.


C. W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, New York; sold to present collection, 1965.

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