The Indian Detour

John Sloan, American, 1871 - 1951



Etching on wove paper

Edition of 100. Printing 70. Platt 25, White 20, Roth 25.

Plate: 6 × 7 1/4 in. (15.2 × 18.4 cm)

Sheet: 9 1/2 × 12 3/4 in. (24.1 × 32.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Hollon W. Farr



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




On view


Signed, in graphite, lower right: John Sloan; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 100 proofs; lower center: The Indian Detour; lower left Peter Platt imp.; Signed and dated, in plate: lower right: John Sloan '27; Inscribed by dealer, in graphite, lower left: #96 C4122; upper left: 91; Watermark: Van Gelder Zonen/Holland

Course History

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

HIST 6, NAS 30, History of the American West, Ben Madley, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

John Sloan: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 21, 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.

Images of the West: Selections from the Permanent Collection, MAL 190, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 15-August 28, 1994.

Publication History

Peter Morse, "John Sloan's Prints", New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969, p. 256, no. 231.


Dr. and Mrs. Hollon W. Farr (1917-1995), Moriches, New York; given to present collection, 1981.

Catalogue Raisonne

Morse no. 231

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