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John Sloan
American (1871 - 1951) Primary

Copyist at the Metropolitan Museum


7 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (18.73 cm x 22.54 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1962.110
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection
Description: Sloan uses light to draw attention to the faces of the copyist’s audience. There is a stark contrast between the darkness of these figures’ bodies, and their illuminated faces that are begging for a peek at the display in front of them.

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  • American - Refers to the context of or associated specifically with the modern political entity of the United States of America.
  • artists - People who produce work in the visual arts. For those in the performing arts, see "performing artists."
  • etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
  • women - Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Illuminating John Sloan Bryn Mawr College , Apr 30, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
  • A Picture of Mary Cassatt: Prints from the Bryn Mawr College Collection , Mar 17, 2000 – Mar 20, 2000

  • Plate Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. (18.733 x 22.543 cm)

  • Owner Name: Richard E. Bishop
    Role: Donor
    Disposal Method: Donated
    Ownership End Date: 10/18/84

  • Owner Name: Bryn Mawr College
    Role: Recipient
    Acquisition Method: Donation
    Ownership Start Date: 10/18/84

Catalogue Raisonné List
The following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
  • Peter Morse, John Sloan's Prints (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969), 166-177. Figure Number: 148

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