Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951)

Night Windows.
Etching on wove paper, 1910. 131x174 mm; 5¼x6⅞ inches, wide margins. Fifth state (of 5). Edition of 110 (from an intended edition of 100). Signed, titled and inscribed "100 proofs" in pencil, lower margin.

In his diary, Sloan (1871-1951) wrote, "The subject of this plate is one which I have had in mind—night, the roofs back of us—a girl in déshabillé at a window and a man on the roof smoking his pipe." It seems that he struggled with the execution of this idea, however; at various points he refers to this plate as "a pretty bad snarl," and "a mess of line." After roughly two years of work, he finally deemed the plate fit for publishing. Morse 152.