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John Sloan
American (1871 - 1951) Primary

The Women's Page


4 7/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (12.38 cm x 17.15 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1962.147.b
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection
Description: In The Women’s Page, we seem to sneak up on the woman reading the leisure section of the newspaper as she takes a break from her laundry and washboard. Soft afternoon light comes in through the window, casting the messy bedroom into shadow. A child plays with a cat on the bed in the background. Does Sloan depict a mother neglecting her child and domestic work or a hard-working woman taking a break from the domestic realm to enter the outside world?

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This object has the following keywords:
  • bedrooms - Rooms designed for or used to contain a bed or beds for sleeping.
  • boys - Refers to male human beings from birth through adolescence.
  • Domestic
  • 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)."
  • newspapers - Serials published at stated, frequent intervals, such as daily or weekly, and containing news, editorials, features, advertisements, and other items of current interest.
  • 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

  • Plate Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (12.383 x 17.145 cm)

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

  • Owner Name: Richard E. Bishop
    Role: Donor
    Disposal Method: Donated
    Ownership End 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), 141. Figure Number: 132

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url= |title=The Women's Page |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=3/27/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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