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John Sloan
American (1871 - 1951) Primary



Turning Out the Light

1905
Etching

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4 7/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (12.38 cm x 17.15 cm)
Gift of Richard E. Bishop in memory of Mary E. Harrington

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1962.146.a
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Harrington-Bishop Collection
Sloan illuminates an intimate bedroom scene in Turning out the Light. The lamp casts its bright, round glow on the comfortably rumpled bedding and on the clothes hanging on the chair. The man is just outside the light’s reach, in softly defined shadow. The woman reaches for the light switch, preserving the scene’s intimacy by extinguishing the light.


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