North and Central America, United States
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Man, Wife, and Child is one of several comfortable, working-class domestic scenes that Sloan set in a bedroom, with clothes draped on chairs and drawers ajar. The couple, both in states of undress—the man with his suspenders dangling and the woman in a corset and unlaced boots—dance in a beam of light so bright, it’s as if they’re performing the rituals of marriage on stage.
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- 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)."
- Existing or situated within the limiting surface or boundary of something. An example is the portion of a building within the walls and under the roof, as opposed to those parts in contact with the outdoors.
- Refers to male human beings from young adulthood through old age.
- Refers to female human beings from young adulthood through old age.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Illuminating John Sloan
Bryn Mawr College
, 4/30/2015 - 6/1/2015
Dimensions: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (12.383 x 17.145 cm)
Owner Name: Bryn Mawr College
Acquisition Method: Donation
Ownership Start Date: 10/18/84
Owner Name: Richard E. Bishop
Disposal Method: Donated
Ownership End Date: 10/18/84
Catalogue Raisonné List
The following Catalogue Raisonné exist for this object:
John Sloan's Prints
(New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1969),
Figure Number: 135
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