North and Central America, United States
Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Etchings
In Mother,Sloan’s familiarity with the subject lets him create a lovingly detailed portrait of his own mother. There is a warm contrast between light and dark; the artist’s brightly illuminated mother practically glows against the rich, black background. The shadows and the woman’s direct stare make the print’s setting a cozy space for two.
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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)."
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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: 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (22.543 x 19.05 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: 139
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