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John Sloan
American (1871 - 1951) Primary

The Serenade

Etching on vellum

5 7/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (14.92 cm x 10.8 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1962.138
Acquisition Date: 10/18/1984
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection
Description: The title suggests that Sloan favors these musicians and their music. By placing the light on the drummer, the viewers’ attention is captured, thus making him the focal point of the print. Sloan’s idea of the favorable drummer translates onto several of his works.

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This object has the following keywords:
  • crwths - Bowed or plucked box lyres of ancient Wales, surviving into the early 19th century.
  • 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)."
  • musicians - Those skilled or specializing in the art or practice of music, such as composers, conductors, and performers.
  • stores - Buildings, either small or large, offering merchandise for retail sale.
  • vellum - Paper made from high-grade rag pulp with a treated surface generally in imitation of parchment.

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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: 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. (14.923 x 10.795 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), 69. Figure Number: 64

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