McSorley's Back Room

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951



Etching on wove paper

Edition of 100. Printing: 90. Early 45, White 20, Roth 25.

Plate: 5 1/4 × 7 in. (13.3 × 17.8 cm)

Sheet: 9 7/8 × 11 7/8 in. (25.1 × 30.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: John Sloan; inscribed, in graphite, lower center: 100 proofs; Signed and dated, in plate, lower left: John Sloan-'16; inscribed, in plate, lower left: McSorley's Back Room.; Inscribed, by dealer, in graphite, lower left: 54; [undecipherable initials?]

Exhibition History

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Dartmouth College Museum and 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 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's Etchings of New York City, Israel Sack Gallery [American Works on Paper wall], Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 15, 2010-February 2011.

Light in Art, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 1977-January 29, 1978.

Tea with Treasures, Hanover Inn, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 1, 1984.

Treasures from the Print Collection, Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 3-August 17, 1980.

Publication History

Peter Morse, John Sloan's Prints, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969, no. 181.

Mariea Caudill Dennison, John Sloan's Saloon Etchings, Print Quarterly, Volume XXII, Number 3, September 2005, pp. 302-307, ill. p. 303.


Collected by Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

Catalogue Raisonne

Morse no. 181

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