Helen in Red

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951



Oil varnish color over casein tempera with Copal varnish finish on composition board

Overall: 30 1/8 × 23 3/4 in. (76.5 × 60.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of John and Helen Farr Sloan through the Friends of the Dartmouth Library



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, lower right:-- John Sloan--46; signed, dated and inscribed on reverse: Helen in Red / John Sloan Sante Fe 1946./ --J S #516--; OIL Varnish Color / Over Tempera / over Gesso / Copal Finish var. Label on reverse: Winsor & Newton / copal varnish / Wax finish / Dust with silk cloth

Exhibition History

Fiesta Exhibition, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 1946.

John Sloan 1871-1951, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, January 10-March 2, 1952; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., March 15-April 20, 1952; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, May 4-June 9, 1952.

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 2, 1983.

John Sloan: Retrospective Exhibition, Kraushaar Galleries, New York, New York, February 2-28, 1948.

New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 1946.

New Selections from the College Collection, Carpenter Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 23-June 30, 1979.

Portraits at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10-April 16, 1978.

Publication History

Rowland Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne, Part I, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1991, p. 413, no. 1178.

Arthur R. Blumenthal, Portrait at Dartmouth, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1978, p. 104.


Estate of the artist; sold to Dr. Charles E. Farr [artist's father-in-law]; given to present collection, 1951.

Catalogue Raisonne

Elzea: 1178

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