This is an etching by the important American artist JOHN SLOAN (1871-1951), titled "Dupont's Ride", on wove paper, in an edition of apparently 1,000 examples, published in Boston in 1902 by the Frederick Quinby Company. It is part of a series issued to illustrate the writings of French novelist Charles Paul deKock. Artist William Glackens did the primary work and then talented artists including Sloan, George Luks, Maurice Sterne and others were brought in to turn the images to etching. The paper is not yellowed nor foxed, and is not laid down, but the extreme lower right corner is torn off as shown. Measurements inside the mat are 5" by 3 3/4" (9 3/4" by 8 3/4" in simple old strip wood frame with wear). The artist of course needs little introduction; he is one of the major figures of 20th century American art, as teacher and as artist. Oil paintings have exceeded 2 million dollars at auction. Sloan was one of the participants in the famous 1913 Armory Show, and is viewed as a pivotal figure in the Ashcan realist group. Although he is associated with the New York art scene, later in life he spent a lot of time in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. See the net for much, much more on Sloan and his contributions to American art.
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