Jun 30, 2022 - Sale 2611

Sale 2611 - Lot 59

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Woman and Child on the Roof.

Etching, 1914. 110x150 mm; 4 3/8x5 7/8 inches, full margins. Eighth state (of 8). Edition of 60 (from an intended edition of 100). Signed, titled, and inscribed "100 proofs" in pencil, lower margin, and signed by the printer Ernest Roth and inscribed "imp. (old paper)" in pencil, lower left. A very good impression with strong contrasts.

In his diary, Sloan (1871-1951) noted, "The heat of summer in New York drives the folks at home to the roofs of the tenements, where extemporized shelters make spots that are comparatively cool."

According to Levin, "Hopper may have first met John Sloan as early as April 1904, just after Sloan's move to New York where he lived in the same building as Robert Henri, but certainly by 1906 when Sloan substituted for Henri for one month at the New York School of Art. For Edward Hopper, Sloan represented one artist he could respect who prior to 1916 had worked regularly as a commercial illustrator. Sloan's influence is particularly visible during Hopper's formative years," (Levin, Edward Hopper as Illustrator, New York, 1979, page 9). Morse 169.