A Roof in Chelsea, New York

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951

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about 1941, with additions in 1945 and 1951

Tempera underpaint with oil-varnish glaze and wax finish on composition board

Overall: 21 1/8 × 26 1/16 in. (53.6 × 66.2 cm)

Frame: 27 1/4 × 33 1/4 in. (69.2 × 84.5 cm)

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

P.946.12.2

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, lower right: John Sloan; signed and inscribed on reverse: --John Sloan-- ; Roof in Chelsea / New York (N.Y.C.); JS #1041. Artist's label on reverse: Taubes Copal / varnish / wax-damar / finish / Dust with / silk cloth (Dated from diary entry of May 1, 1944; additions made to work in Hanover, NH in 1951)

Course History

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, Carl Thum, Winter 2013

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2016

Exhibition History

"Thinking Through Art" Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, Vermont, January 9-April 27, 2014.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Paintings, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 7-February 1, 1974

Art from the Ivory Tower: Selections from College and University Collections, Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, April 9-May 29, 1983, no.23.

Carpenter Hall, Hopkins Center, Darmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1-January 31, 1976.

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, March 17, 2016-June 30, 2018.

From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of a New Urban Space, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, February 5-May 12, 2019; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, June 16-September 15, 2019.

Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of America, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 7, 2010-November 10, 2013.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1, 1993-June 22, 1997.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 5, 1998-May 8, 2007.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 2, 2009-November 2, 2009.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997-May 18, 1998.

John Sloan Retrospective, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, New York, January 10-March 2, 1952.

John Sloan: Spectator of Life, IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, April 25-June 18, 1988; Delaware Art Museum, Deleware, July 15-September 4, 1988; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, September 17-November 6, 1988; Amon Carter Gallery, November 20, 1988-January 1, 1989.

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center, Hanover, New Hampshire; DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio; Memorial art Gallery of the Universty of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

Painters of the American Scene, 1930-1945, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 16-?, 1990.

Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-June 21, 1992.

Points of View, Art History 2, ARTH 2, Winter 2016, Joy Kenseth and Mary Coffey, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1-March 13, 2016.

Seeing the City: Sloan's New York, organized by the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; exhibited at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, February 10- April 27, 2008; The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May 22- September 14, 2008; Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 4, 2008- January 4, 2009.

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of John Sloan, Carpenter Arts Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 1-September 1, 1946.

Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont, June 11-August 6, 1963.

The Life and Times of John Sloan, Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, Delaware Arts Center, Wilmington, Delaware, September 22-October 21, 1961.

Publication History

Barbara MacAdam, Picturing New York: Images of the City, 1890-1955, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1992, no.59, fig.2.

Rowland Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne, Part I, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1991, p. 386, no. 1092.

Charles McLaughlin, Portrait of a Classic City, New York Guest Informant, WOodland Hills, California: Guest Informant, November 1989, p. 38.

Elizabeth Hawkes and Rowland Elzea, John Sloan: Spectator of Life, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988, p. 148, no. 112.

"Art from the Ivory Tower: Selections from College and University Collections", Clinton, New York: Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, 1983, p. 22, no. 23.

Robert L. McGrath (editor), Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of American, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1980, p. 75-76, no. 24.

__________, John Sloan Paintings and Prints, 75th Anniversary Retrospective. Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, _____, p.___, no. 23.

_______, The Life and Times of John Sloan,____________: The Wilmington Society of Fine Arts, 1961, p. 16-17, no. 47.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 99, no. 75.

Palmer Museum of Art, From the Rooftops: John Sloan and the Art of a New Urban Space, 2019, University Park, Pennsylania: Pennsylvania State University Press, p. 34, fig. 46.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Raisonne

Elzea: 1092

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