Floyd Dell

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951

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1914

Oil and tempera with Weber Picture Copal Varnish and wax finish on canvas

Overall: 24 × 20 in. (61 × 50.8 cm)

Frame: 30 5/8 × 26 3/4 in. (77.8 × 67.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of John Sloan Dickey, Class of 1929

P.959.141

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, upper left: John Sloan; inscribed and dated, upper right: FLOYD DELL / 1914; inscribed, on reverse, tacking margin: FLOYD DELL. Signed and inscribed, on stretcher: Portrait of Floyd Dell / --John Sloan--. Inscribed by Helen Farr Sloan, on stretcher: VARNISH: WEBER PICTURE COPAL 1951 - HFS / WAX FINISH. Inscribed by dealer on stretcher: K373 35#160 Coll HFS. Inscribed by Helen Farr Sloan on stretcher: Presented to / John Sloan Dickey / 1951. Label on tacking: #160. Label on reverseL KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, New York, no. k. 373.

Course History

SART 25, SART 31, SART 72, Painting I, II, III, Thomas Ferrara, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

Within Bohemia's Boarders: Greenwich Village 1830-1930, Museum of the City of New York, New York, September 10, 1990-June 9, 1991.

The Eight: A New Spirit in American Art, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts, October 26, 1986-January 4, 1987.

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

Making Faces: A Selection of Portraits by John Sloan, The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Georgia, May 1-November 15, 2001.

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, New York, Noverber 6, 1982-January 2, 1983.

American Viewpoints: Painting and Sculpture from the Hood Museum of Art, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, May 5-August 31, 2003.

American Paintings from the Dartmouth Collection, 1910-1960, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-April 12, 1998.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

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.

Publication History

Steven Watson, Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde, New York: Abbeville Press, 1991, p. , no. .

Steven Rosendale, American Radical and Reform Writers, First Series, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Three Hundred Three, Detroit: Thomson/Gale, A Bruccolli Clark Layman Book, ill. p. 401.

Rowland Elzea, John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonne, Part I, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1991, p. 154, no. 317.

Ron McCrea, Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss, Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012: ill. p. 129, Fig. 109.

Paul Buhle and Edmund B. Sullivan, Images of American Radicalism, Hanover: The Christopher Publishing House, 1998, 462 p., ill. p. 155

Linda S. Ferber, Making Faces: A Selection of Portraits by John Sloan, Columbus & New York: The Columbus Museum and Kraushaar Galleries, Inc., 2001, p. 4, p. 6, ill. p. 13.

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1982, ill. no. 6.

Greenwich Village: Culture and Counterculture. Museum of the City of New York and New York University, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989, p.___.

Ethan Lewis, A Simpler Time: Floyd Dell's Life as a Radical and Socialist Editor (Book Review), Illinois Issues, Volume SSI, No. 7, July 1995, Springfield: University of Illinois, 1995, ill. p. 25

Douglas Clayton, Floyd Dell: The Life and Times of an American Rebel, Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 1994, Cover Illustration!

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 85, no. 61.

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

-----, Art for the Masses: A Radical Magazine and its Graphics, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987, p.-----, no. 25.

Provenance

The artist; Helen Farr Sloan; John Sloan Dickey; given to present collection, 1959.

Catalogue Raisonne

Elzea no. 317

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